Skills Boost Top-Up to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students
Student financial assistance from the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick is designed to help eligible New Brunswick residents access post-secondary educational opportunities and to encourage them to complete their education in a timely and successful manner.
All federal and provincial student loan, grant and bursary programs for New Brunswick post-secondary students are administered by Student Financial Services.
You can get information about financial assistance for both full-time and part-time studies at www.canada.ca/student-financial-assistance or by calling Student Financial Services, the branch responsible for the administration of student financial assistance in New Brunswick.
To be eligible for the Skills Boost Top-Up to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students, you must meet all of the following requirements.
• apply to the New Brunswick Student Financial Assistance Program and demonstrate eligibility for federal funding;
• have been out of secondary school for at least 10 years;
• be eligible for the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students.
The Skills Boost Top-Up to the Canada Student Grant for Full-Time Students (CSG-TU) supports adult learners seeking to retrain or further their existing skills to attend full-time studies, after spending time in the work force.
To help address some of the financial challenges associated with adults pursuing full-time post-secondary studies, a top-up funding grant has been introduced as a three-year pilot project. Eligible adult learners will receive a set top-up amount of $200 per month of full-time study that does not vary by income or family size. The maximum amount is $2,400 for a 12 month study period.