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

Disposable income

We use the sponsor’s gross income in order to determine disposable income and then deduct any applicable exemptions. An exemption in the amount of $3 119 is granted for each of the sponsor’s dependents (excluding you). 

If you have a major functional disability, an additional exemption of $2 648 is granted. 

Expected contribution

A progressive contribution rate is then applied to the resulting disposable income in order to determine the sponsor’s expected contribution. The fixed portion based on the sponsor’s situation is substracted from the disposable income, and the remainder is then multiplied at the applicable rate.

Expected contribution from sponsor
Disposable IncomeExpected contribution (fixed portion and applicable rate)
$0 to $50 000$0
$50 001 to $77 000$0 on the first $50 000 and 19% on the remainder
$77 001 to $87 000$5 130 on the first $77 000 and 29% on the remainder
$87 001 to $97 000$8 030 on the first $87 000 and 39% on the remainder
$97 001 +$11 930 on the first $97 000 and 49% on the remainder

The expected contribution from the sponsor is divided by the number of dependents enrolled in studies.