In addition to your income, the income of your parents, spouse or sponsor may be taken into account when assessing the amount of financial assistance you could receive.
Your personal situation determines whether you are considered a self-supporting student or a student with contribution. To find out more, consult the Student Financial Assistance brochure (PDF 929 Kb) or simulate your situation online.
The term parents can refer to both of your parents or just one.
The term sponsor refers to the person who agreed to provide for your needs when you obtained your permanent residence, refugee or protected person status.
Your spouse's income is taken into account if you are in one of the following situations:
Your spouse must complete a declaration.
If you are not in one of the situations listed above, you may be considered a self-supporting student (without contribution). However, you must meet one of the following criteria:
To find out more, or if you have studied outside Québec, consult the Student Financial Assistance (PDF 929 Kb) brochure.
A parental or sponsor's contribution is required when you are not in any of the situations described above.
If your parents no longer live together, only the income of the parent you live with or last lived with is considered.
Your parents or sponsor must complete a declaration.
September 25, 2023
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