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Definition of full-time studies

A student's full-time-status – as defined by Quebec's Aide financière aux études to assess a student loan or bursary – is determined by the number of credits for which she or he is registered and billed by  our institution at the close of the tuition refund period, in the following way:

  • Registration for the Summer session: 12 credits
  • Registration for Fall session only: 12 credits or more
  • Registration for Winter session only: 12 credits or more

For Graduate Diploma Programs

A student is classified as full-time if she or he is registered for

  • 9 or more credits in one term

For Master or Doctoral Programs

A student status must be  full-time at the time of initial registration.

Students who do not meet the normal requirements of full-time studies may be deemed as a full-time by the Quebec Government, if they are registered for a minimum of 6 credits per semester in either an Undergraduate Program,  or Graduate Program  and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Student with a major disability (accepted by AFE)
  • Student  is at least 20 weeks pregnant
  • Single parent:
    • Student lives with his child who is under age 12 as of September 30th of the current award year
    • Student lives with his child who is under age 21 as of September 30th of the current award year, if the child is a student with a major functional disability
  • Student with spouse:
    • Student lives with his child who is under age 6 as of September 30th of the current award year
    • Student lives with his child who is under age 21 as of September 30th of the current award year, if the child is a student with a major functional disability

A Master  student is classied as part-time only if they are registered in at least 6 credits per term.

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