In order to determine how much assistance you qualify for, Aide financière aux études counts the expenses normally related to your studies and all the financial contributions to your education. 

As a student, you are required to contribute to the cost of your education in accordance with your means. If applicable, your parents, spouse or sponsor are expected to contribute, based on your student category

Third-party contributions are determined by Aide financière aux études, and they influence the amount of financial assistance you qualify for, whether or not the contribution is actually paid to you.