Canada Student Loan and Grant for Part-Time Studies

If you are a part-time student in a designated post-secondary program, you may be eligible for financial assistance for costs such as tuition and books through the Canada Student Loan and/or Grant for Part-Time Studies.

Am I eligible to apply?

You may apply if you do not have an outstanding part-time student loan over $10,000 and are:

  • Attending a program or course that is 12 weeks or less in length, or
  • Enrolled in 20 to 59 percent of a full-time course,
  • Your family income is at or below the federal middle income table.

How much money is available?

If your family income falls at or below the low-income thresholds set by the Federal Government, you are eligible to receive up to $1,800 in grant funding per academic year (August 1-July 31).

How do I apply for this part-time student loan?

  • Download the Canada Student Grant and/or Loan Application;
  • You must complete the first two pages of the application;
  • Your educational institution must complete “Section E” on page three; and
  • Submit your completed application, including the completed “Section E”,  with the following:
  • A copy of your current Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment (and your spouse’s, if applicable);
  • A copy of your child’s/children’s Provincial Health Card; and
  • A transcript of marks for the last course(s) for which you have received part-time funding.

What is the application deadline?

Submit your completed application at least three (3) weeks before your course ends.

How to receive part-time funding

Effective June 10, 2019, students who have been accepted for part-time funding will need to complete an electronic part-time Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) through an online process. The part-time MSFAA is a legal agreement between you and the Canada Student Loans Program about accepting your part-time student loans and/or grants and your responsibilities for repayment. Once you have been assessed and approved for part-time funding, PEI Student Financial Services will provide a Notice of Assesment letter that has your 10-digit part-time MSFAA number. It is important for you to keep this number to complete your online registration.

To receive part-time student grant or loan funding, students will need to follow a two-step process to register for an online account and to complete the part-time MSFAA using the link in the “Welcome Email” sent by the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC). This email will be sent two to three days after your part-time application is assessed. You will need to be ready to provide your:

  • Bank account information (transit, institution, and account numbers);
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  • 10-digit MSFAA number provided by PEI Student Financial Services
  • Date of birth

Using your 10-digit MSFAA number, confirm your identity and register your account with the NSLSC and complete your part-time MSFAA. This process will take about 20 minutes.

New process for students who have previously received part-time funding:

Effective June 10, 2019, there is a new online process for receiving your part-time funding. Once you have been assessed and approved for part-time funding you will now be required to complete an electronic part-time Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement (MSFAA) on the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) website. The part-time MSFAA is a legal agreement between you and the Canada Student Loans Program that outlines your responsibilities and the terms and conditions of accepting your Canada Student Loans and/or Grants and your responsibilities for repayment. PEI Student Financial Services will give you a 10-digit part-time MSFAA number. It is important for you to keep this number to complete your online registration.

Even if you have previously completed a full-time MSFAA, you will still need to complete a part-time MSFAA as it is a separate agreement. If you already have an account, you can sign-in to the NSLSC website and complete the part-time MSFAA. If you don’t have an account, you will need to register for an online account and complete the part-time MSFAA using the URL in the “Welcome Email” sent by the NSLSC.

The new electronic part-time MSFAA process replaces having to sign and mail a paper loan agreement process. Since it is a multi-year agreement, it is more efficient and easier to use. For instance, you will not need to complete a new part-time MSFAA the next time you apply for part-time student funding (unless you take a two-year break in study or establish residency in another province/territory).

Related Forms

Canada Student Grant and/or Loan Application (English) (French)

Who can I contact for information?

Student Financial Services

176 Great George St., P.O. Box 2000

Charlottetown, PE

C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-4640

Fax: (902) 368-6144

Email: studentloan@gov.pe.ca

Related Resources

Part-Time Student Loan and/or Grant Application Low-Income Thresholds

 

Published date: 
May 24, 2016
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Student Financial Services
176 Great George Street
2nd Floor, Atlantic Technology Centre
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4640

studentloan@gov.pe.ca

The 2017-2018 student loan application is now available.