Financial Assistance

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 for information about government financial aid.



For more information, please contact the Financial Assistance Officer at 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

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