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RESP Basics

All of Canada’s Approved Post-Secondary Institutions


Is your post-secondary institution or program eligible for RESP funding?

When you have an RESP, making sure that your preferred school is on Canada’s approved list of institutions will make sure that you can receive your funding.

Finding the information is one thing but making sure it’s accurate is another. The good news is the Canadian government maintains a comprehensive list of approved post-secondary institutions for financial aid purposes. This list ensures that students attending these institutions can access various federal and provincial financial aid programs, including grants, loans, scholarships, and RESPs. Here’s where you can find this vital information:

List of Designated Educational Institutions 

List of Certified Institutions 

For more information on universities, colleges, or other educational institutions requirements for RESP usage review this page.

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Written by Embark

Embark is Canada’s education savings and planning company. The organization aims to help families and students along their post-secondary journeys, giving them innovative tools and advice to take hold of their bright futures and succeed.