Your parents’ contribution is determined based on the income they report in their declaration form. Filing a declaration form is mandatory, because the amount of your parents’ contribution must be included in the calculation of your financial assistance. As such, no assessment will be made until we have received your parents’ declaration form.

If your parents live together, both of them need to fill out the declaration form. However, if they no longer live together, only the declaration by the parent that you live with or lived with will be required.

Disposable income

We use the gross income of your parent(s) to calculate their disposable income and then deduct any applicable exemptions. An exemption in the amount of $3 119 is granted for each dependent child (excluding you). If you have a major functional disability, an additional exemption of $2 648 is granted.

Expected contribution

A progressive contribution rate is applied to disposable income to determine the expected contribution from parents or single parents.  The fixed portion is subtracted from disposable income based on the parents' situation and the remainder is multiplied by the applicable rate.

Contribution expected from parents that live together
Disposable IncomeExpected contribution (fixed portion and applicable rate)
$0 to $48500$0
$48501 to $75500$0 on the first $48500 and 19% on the remainder
$75501 to $85500$5 130 on the first $75500 and 29% on the remainder
$85501 to $95500$8 030 on the first $85500 and 39% on the remainder
$95501 +$11 930 on the first $95500 and 49% on the remainder
Contribution expected from a single parent
Disposable IncomeExpected contribution (fixed portion and applicable rate)
$0 to $43500$0
$43501 to $70500$0 on the first $43500 and 19% on the remainder
$70501 to $80500$5 130 on the first $70500 and 29% on the remainder
$80501 to $90500$8 030 on the first $80500 and 39% on the remainder
$90501 +$11 930 on the first $90500 and 49% on the remainder

The result is divided by the number of secondary level vocational training or postsecondary students for whom the parental contribution is required.