For student parents
To find out if you're eligible for McGill scholarships or bursaries, contact the University's Scholarships and Student Aid Office.
The Canada Grant for Students with Dependants is available to all students with children who apply and qualify for a Canada Student Loan through their province of residence, and who meet the eligibility criteria. As well, a Grant for Students from Low-income Families is also offered. Visit the federally run CanLearn website to learn more.
Depending on your province of residence, you may also qualify for provincial assistance. Click here for a listing of provincial and territorial student financial assistant offices.
For all parents
The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a non-taxable monthly payment to help parents with the costs of raising children. It is calculated based upon your previous year's tax return and, depending on your household income, may also include a National Child Benefit Supplement. To learn more, visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website.
The Régie des rentes du Québec also administers a child assistance payment for eligible families, paid monthly or quarterly. The amount you qualify for is determined based upon the number of children in your care, your marital status and your family income. Visit the Régie's website to find out if you're eligible, or click here to apply online.