COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related supports
* Canadian Emergency Student Benefit – Applications now open
Apply Now for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
If you are a post-secondary student or recent graduate (post-secondary or high school) who is unable to find work due to COVID-19, you can apply for the CESB.
When to apply: the application opened May 15, 2020
Where to apply: submit an application on the Canada Revenue Agency Website (CRA)
How much is the benefit: $1,250 for each 4-week period (May-August)
Get Ready: If you have not filed taxes, create a CRA My Account and set up direct deposit. There is a great video showing you how to register for My Account. Make sure you are using an up-to-date browser as an older browser will not be able to access CRA’s secure online services.
Other Financial Aid Questions? Contact a Concordia Financial Aid Advisor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also meet virtually by setting up a Google hangout.
* Canada Student Loan Program Improvements
* Canada Student Service Grant
Are you a post-secondary student or recent graduate? Do you want to help with COVID-19 response and recovery, and give back to your community this summer? Do you want to build your resume and earn a grant for your education costs this Fall?
The Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) has thousands of volunteer opportunities for qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates to support not-for-profit organizations facing COVID-19 service challenges. By volunteering, you’ll gain valuable experience and are eligible to obtain the Canada Student Service Grant – from $1,000 up to $5,000 – to be used towards post-secondary education costs.
For more information and how to apply, visit Iwanttohelp.org or call 1 (833)521-0117.
UPCOMING DEADLINES and EVENTS for Financial Aid and Awards
Student Loan Virtual Workshops
Need help completing a government student loan application for Fall 2020?
The 2020-2021 funding application is now available on the Alberta Student Aid website. We are happy to meet with you throughout the summer in a virtual session through Google Meet.
Click here to sign up for a session.