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Loans and Grants

Alberta Student Aid invests in Albertans.


Alberta Student Aid helps eligible post-secondary students meet the basic costs of learning and living so they can achieve their educational goals. When you apply, you’ll be considered for loans and grants from both Alberta Student Aid and the Canada Student Loans Program.

Funding is available for full-time and part-time students

If you are a full time student, apply online and you may see your results immediately. 

If you are a part time student, fill out and mail this application to Alberta Student Aid (address on form).

Other funding options

A student line of credit from your bank may be an alternative if you are unable to receive student aid or can’t get enough funding for your studies, for example if you’re in graduate studies or studying abroad. If you don’t have a job or a credit history, you may need someone, a parent or family member, to co-sign the loan.

Student lines of credit are different from student aid:

  • You are not eligible to be considered for grant funding.
  • You are required to make monthly interest payments on student line of credit loans while you’re in school.
  • Interest starts to accrue from the day the money is accessed (taken out of the bank).
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