The Government of Canada offers students financial assistance in the form of both loans and grants to make it easier to earn a post-secondary degree or diploma.
Grants do not need to be repaid, while loans are typically interest-free during the education period and then repaid after students finish their post-secondary program. The Grants program offers funding for students who demonstrate specific needs (e.g. students from low- or middle-income families, students with disabilities, students with dependents and part-time students).
Students from most provinces and territories are eligible for these programs (some provinces and territories offer their own, comparable programs).