O. Reg. 282/13: LIVING AND LEARNING GRANT

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r13282
Published: 2013-10-21

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ONTARIO REGULATION 282/13

made under the

MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACT

Made: October 9, 2013
Filed: October 21, 2013
Published on e-Laws: October 21, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: November 9, 2013


LIVING AND LEARNING GRANT

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“academic year” means a period beginning on August 1 in a year and ending on July 31 of the next year; (“année d’études”)

“approved institution” means a post-secondary institution that is an approved institution for the purposes of student loans under Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act; (“établissement agréé”)

“approved program of study” means a program of study at an approved institution that is an approved program of study for the purposes of student loans under Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act; (“programme d’études approuvé”)

“care and maintenance” means support provided by a children’s aid society under section 71.1 of the Child and Family Services Act and Ontario Regulation 206/00 (Procedures, Practices and Standards of Service for Child Protection Cases) made under that Act, to eligible youth; (“soins et entretien”)

“minimum required course load” means, in relation to an approved program of study, the minimum required course load required for the purposes of student loans under section 9 of Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act; (“charge de cours minimale exigée”)

“period of study” means a period of study within the meaning of Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act. (“période d’études”)

Eligibility

2. (1) The Minister may make a Living and Learning Grant to an individual for a period of study commencing on or after August 1, 2013, if the individual,

(a) provides evidence, as required by the Minister, that the individual has previously received or would have been eligible to receive care and maintenance;

(b) is a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) or a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95 (2) of that Act;

(c) meets the residency requirements that must be met in order to receive a student loan, as set out in section 6 of Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act;

(d) is enrolled at an approved institution in an approved program of study;

(e) is taking at least the minimum required course load for the approved program of study in which he or she is enrolled;

(f) is or will be 21, 22, 23 or 24 years of age as of the first day of the period of study for which the grant under this Regulation is needed;

(g) is not the subject of a determination made by the Minister under section 42.1 of Ontario Regulation 268/01, as a result of which the individual is ineligible to receive a certificate of loan approval for a student loan at the time of the application for the grant; and

(h) is not ineligible for a certificate of loan approval for a student loan under section 15.1 of Ontario Regulation 268/01.

(2) Despite clause (1) (f), an individual who reaches the age of 21 years during the period of study for which the Living and Learning Grant is needed is, if otherwise eligible, eligible to receive the grant commencing the first day of the month following the month in which the individual turns 21.

Repayment of grant

3. The Minister may require an individual who has received a Living and Learning Grant to repay all or part of the grant to the Minister of Finance if the individual,

(a) has given the Minister incorrect information relating to the grant; or

(b) has been found guilty of,

(i) an offence under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, the Canada Student Loans Act (Canada) or the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act (Canada), or

(ii) an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) involving fraud or theft in respect of any student assistance program or a loan, grant or award made by the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada or the government of any other province or territory of Canada.

Failure to meet conditions of grant and repayment

4. The Minister shall not require repayment of all or part of a Living and Learning Grant on the basis that the individual who has received the grant,

(a) attains the age of 25 during the period of study for which the grant is provided;

(b) is no longer taking the minimum required course load for the program of study for which the individual received the grant; or

(c) is no longer enrolled in the program of study for which the individual received the grant.

Impact on calculation of income for purposes of eligibility for student loans

5. If the individual applies for a student loan under Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act, the Minister shall not include the Living and Learning Grant in determining the individual’s financial resources under section 13 of that regulation.

Application for grant

6. An individual must make an application for a Living and Learning Grant on a form approved by the Minister.

Commencement

7. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

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