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Quick links: Where to get funding

Student debt smarts

1. Canada Student Loans: Awards total up to $210/week of full-time study. You may estimate your Canada Student Loan award using the Student Needs Assessment tool. This calculation does not include funding you may receive from your provincial government. Please check with your provincial Student Services Branch for information on provincial awards.

2. Canada Study Grant: This grant provides up to $2,040 per academic year to either full or part-time students. Available to eligible post-secondary students with permanent disabilities, high-need part-time students, women in certain doctoral studies and student loan recipients with dependants. Unlike student loans, Canada Study Grants don’t have to be repaid.

3. Canada Millennium Scholarship: Amounts vary from $2,000 – $4,000 and are awarded to students with a financial need of over $8,000 and are eligible to receive a provincial loan. This program will end in January 2010.

4. Other scholarships: You might be surprised at how many scholarships there are. Scholarshipscanada.com lists more than 21,000! And they are not just for students with high marks. Many are for students who work hard to make their school or community a better place to be. Some are for students who are going into a certain type of program and need financial help. Others are for students in certain sports or students who qualify for extra support.

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