MB announces increase to maximum Manitoba Student Loan benefit


The Government of Manitoba has announced that it will increase the maximum Manitoba Student Loan benefit by over 40%. Starting on August 1, the maximum weekly benefit will increase from $140 to $200. The changes were made to support students, align with the federal government’s decision to raise the Canada Student Loan maximum, and align with the provincial government’s Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy. “Access to higher education is critical to growing our provincial workforce and this increase will help reduce financial barriers so more students can pursue post-secondary opportunities,” said MB Advanced Education and Training Minister Sarah Guillemard.