Calculation steps

The following steps demonstrate how the amount of financial assistance is calculated.

Step 1 – Allowable expenses

We determine the eligibility of your expenses. Allowable expenses are those deemed required for the pursuit of your studies. There are two categories of expenses: monthly and one-time.

Step 2 – Contributions

We establish the amount of your contribution to your education.

We then check the category in which you belong:

Depending on the student category to which you belong, the contribution from your parents, sponsor or spouse will be added to your own contribution.

Step 3 – Financial needs

We deduct all contributions from your allowable expenses to calculate your financial needs.

Step 4 – Loan amount for the award year

We calculate the amount of the loan that could be granted to you for the award year (September 1-August 31).

If you withdraw from a course or temporarily drop out, the months will still be counted as part of the number of months of studies for the purpose of calculating the amount of your loan if you return to full-time studies the following term.

Step 5 – Awarded financial assistance

In order to determine the amount of awarded financial assistance, we compare the loan amount for the award year (Step 4) to your financial needs (Step 3).

Processing your documents

Consult the processing dates for documents sent by regular mail or upload to Aide financière aux études.

For more information, please contact Aide financière aux études, Client Services.