Provincial Government Enhances Student Aid Program

The Minister of Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Christopher Mitchelmore, announced that there will be enhancements to the Provincial Student Loans Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

These provincial enhancements align with recent changes to the federal Canada Student Loans Program and help mitigate the impacts that the COVID-19 public health emergency is having on students.

They include:

  • Increasing the weekly loan limit to $100 per week of study from $40, bringing the combined provincial loan and grant weekly limit to $200; and,

  • Exempting student and spousal contributions when assessing applications for provincial student aid.