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Financial matters

You may be facing financial obligations that are challenging to manage. These benefits, allowances and discounts can help.

CUSP membership

Become a member of the centre

CUSP members have access to discounts on unique opportunities for your children. A past example: free registration at Camp Melody, a summer music camp at the Loyola Campus.

Free goods bazaar

Held each semester, the free goods bazaar at CUSP features lightly used clothing, shoes and household items donated by Concordia faculty and staff. Come in and pick up something useful for you and your children.

Backpack to school

The program, largely sponsored by Concordia's Book Stop, outfits elementary- and high school-aged children with school supplies at the beginning of the school year, a time when student parents face many financial responsibilities. Book Stop is proud to contribute to this great initiative.

Lending library

With amazing support from Frontier College and the Concordia community, the free lending library at the centre allows your children borrow books. Come by and browse our collection!

Resources at Concordia

Financial Aid and Awards Office

Get help finding and securing financial assistance through government student aid programs, scholarships, awards and bursaries. The Financial Aid and Awards Office will provide personalized, in-depth advice to help you plan and manage your budget so you can focus on your studies.

Le Gym

Discounted gym memberships provide financial relief to student parents and encourage all students to stay healthy and active. Register today to take advantage of the various facilities offered by Le Gym.

Affordable food

A round-up of affordable food at Concordia, from a student-run vegetarian soup kitchen to tips on healthy eating for less.  

Government resources

Shelter allowance

You may be eligible for Quebec's shelter allowance program if you spend too much of your budget on rent and you are:

  • 50 years old or over and live alone 
  • A member of a couple and you or your spouse is 50 years old or over 
  • A member of a low-income family (composed of workers, students, income-security recipients, for example) with at least one dependent child

Child assistance payment

Quebec's child assistance payment is a form of financial assistance for eligible families with one or more dependent child under the age of 18 living with them.

Child tax benefit

If you have children under 18, the Government of Canada may help you with the cost of raising them via the Child Tax Benefit, a monthly, tax-free payment.

Contact us

Concordia University Student Parents Centre
514-848-2424, ext. 2431 or 2439

Sir George Williams Campus
GN-L (see map)
1175 Rue St-Mathieu 

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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