The total amount of student loans you accumulate during your studies cannot exceed the maximum limit.
This limit varies depending on your level of education and the type of program in which you are studying.
If you are eligible for financial assistance at the beginning of an award year, you will remain eligible for the entire year. If you reach the debt limit, you can submit an exceptional case application.
Debt limit in secondary school and college
Level of education: Secondary school and college
Secondary school studies – Vocational training
College studies – Pre-university training
College studies – Technical training, subsidized programs, public educational institutions
College studies – Technical training, subsidized programs, private educational institutions
College studies – Technical training, unsubsidized programs, public or private educational institutions
Debt limit in university
Level of education: University
University studies – Undergraduate, programs under 28months
University studies – Undergraduate, programs 28months or more
University studies – Master’s degree, programs under 20months
University studies – Master’s degree, programs 20months or more
University studies – Doctoral degree, all programs
University studies – All degrees, programs outside Québec but in Canada
University studies – All degrees, programs outside Canada