The Parental Contribution Calculator is a tool that can help parents or legal guardians of
full-time: Definition of full-time student
dependent: Definition of dependent child
students estimate the amount of money that they should contribute to their children's post-secondary education. The amount is based on the Canada Student Loans
tables and will help parents determine whether their child will be eligible to obtain a government-funded student loan. Although parents are not obliged to contribute to their child's post-secondary education, the amount that should be provided is one of the factors used to assess students' eligibility for a Canada Student Loan.
Please note that Québec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are not included in this application as they do not participate in the Canada Student Loans Program.
Note: The information you provide us is only used to build an estimate for this tool. The information you enter will not be shared, saved, stored in a database or used for any other reason. For more information, please consult our