Financial Assistance Services provides all essential information on the different financial assistance programs to which John Abbott students may apply. Our service provides advice on the options available to students and assistance with the various application procedures for financial aid.
The following financial assistance programs can be accessed through our service:
Government Student Loans and Bursaries Program
You may apply to the Québec loans and bursary program for assistance during your full-time studies.
This program helps students with the cost of their basic needs. Some students may have to cut down on non-essential life expenses to make ends meet and/or obtain part-time employment. The amount awarded to students is based on their annual income as well as on their parents or spouse’s annual income, as applicable.
Note: If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident from another province visit www.canlearn.ca for information about government financial aid.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, refugee or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
- You reside or are deemed to reside in Québec when applying for financial assistance; and
- You need financial assistance in order to pay for your studies.
Students receiving welfare or employment insurance during their studies are not eligible for loans and bursaries.
Please note: The amount entered for tuition should only include your CEGEP registration fees ($162 per semester for full-time day students and $117 per semester for full-time Continuing Education students).
Once you have logged on to your online services account, complete the application for full-time assistance for the relevant academic year.
When filling out an application for Québec’s Loan and Bursary program, you will need:
- John Abbott’s institution code: 935000
- Your Program Code
Once you have submitted your online application, AFE will tell you which documents they need to complete processing; use your Online Services to submit them electronically.
If your parents, sponsor or spouse need to fill out a declaration, have them do it online.
Please refer to the homepage of the AFE site to check the current processing times.
If this is your first time applying for financial assistance, you’ll need a Guarantee Certificate. Aide financière aux études will notify you by email when it’s available via your Online Services. You’ll need to print the document and present it to your financial institution to have your loan and any bursaries deposited directly into your account.
Students with loans only will receive a single payment at the beginning of each term. Students receiving loans and bursaries will have a larger sum deposited into their account at the start of the term, with additional aid in the form of monthly deposits. More information can be found here.
If you want to pay back your student loan more quickly, contact your financial institution directly as soon as you finish your studies to establish an agreement.
You may receive a letter from the AFE asking for explanations regarding discrepancies between the two declarations. Read the AFE letter carefully. It provides precise instructions on what is required and how to proceed.
For more information, please contact the Financial Assistance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to My JAC Portal and consult the information posted in the Financial Assistance Services community.
John Abbott College Bursary and Scholarship Funds
Each year, the College awards bursaries and scholarships to its students. Generous donors and the John Abbott College Foundation make it possible for Financial Assistance Services to distribute over $40,000 in financial aid annually. Click here to see complete list.
Canadian Second Language Bursary Program please visit http://www.jexplore.ca/
For more information, please contact the Financial Assistance Officer:
MIO: Financial Assistance
Tel: 514-457-6610 x5540
Financial Assistance Services also offers services to registered students who are experiencing major financial difficulties that are putting their studies in jeopardy. Students who are in this situation should meet with the Financial Assistance Officer and visit the Financial Assistance Services community on My JAC Portal
Other Services Available
- Commissioner of Oaths
- Budgeting and Debt Management
- Personal and Small Group Budgeting Workshops
- Information on Community and Government Resources
- Referrals to College and Community Support Services
- Help with the Cost of Textbooks
- Assistance with AFE and Out-of-Province Financial Assistance Applications