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Financial matters for student parents

Benefits, allowances and programs that may help you as a student parent.

Parents and children eating at a table

Financial Aid & Awards

We’re here to help you find and secure financial assistance through government student aid programs, scholarships and awards, and bursaries. We give you personalized, in-depth advice to help you plan and manage your budget so you can focus on your studies.

Visit the Financial Aid & Awards section

Quebec Shelter Allowance

You may be eligible for the shelter allowance program if you spend too much of your budget on rent and you are in one of the following situations:

  • You are 51 years old or over and live alone. 
  • You are a member of a couple and you or your spouse is 51 years old or over. 
  • You are a member of a low-income family (composed of workers, students, income-security recipients, for example) with at least one dependent child.

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Quebec Child Assistance Program

The child assistance payment is a form of financial assistance paid to all eligible families with one or more dependent children under the age of 18 living with them.

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Canada Child Tax Benefit

If you have children under 18, the Government of Canada may help you with the cost of raising them. This monthly, tax-free payment is called the Canada Child Tax Benefit, or CCTB.

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Concordia Food Services’ Emergency Meal Vouchers

Concordia Food Services can provide flex dollars applicable at all their cafés and at the Buzz Dinning Hall for students who are in emergency situations.  Flex dollars can be uploaded to your ID card  through Recreation & Athletics, Financial Aids, the Multi-faith & Spirituality Centre, the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre, Campus Wellness & Support Services, the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities, and the Student Parents Centre. 

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