• Changes to Student Aid Alberta
  • Online loan services
  • Steps to apply online

Student Aid Alberta invests in Albertans

We help eligible Alberta post-secondary students meet the basic costs of learning and living. 

Our website takes you through the different stages of applying for and getting student aid, and repaying your student loan. Our goal is to help you find the information you need every step of the way.

Arrows text orange Improving student aid to serve students better

Post-secondary students heading back to classes this fall will benefit from ongoing improvements to the Student Aid Alberta program. Read more about these improvements, including a move towards paperless access and a new grant for low-income learners in one-year, undergraduate certificate programs.

Before You Apply

Learn what you need to know about student aid.


Applying for Funding

Applying online for student aid is easy and fast.


Repaying Your Loan

Flexible options are available to help you repay your student loans.



Avoid Delays in Getting Your Money!

To receive your student aid, you need to sign and return your Canada and Alberta Master Student Financial Assistance Agreements (MSFAAs) to the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre. Most students will have already received their MSFAAs in the mail along with an instruction sheet and Notice of Assessment.

You'll need to complete and submit your MSFAA package in person at a Designated Canada Post Outlet.
Designated Canada Post outlets are located throughout Alberta to confirm your identity and forward your agreements to the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre and/or the National Student Loans Service Centre. For a list of designated outlets located across Canada, visit CanLearn.ca, or call: 1-888-815-4514.  

If you have already signed and returned your MSFAAs, you can log onto Student Aid Alberta Online Services, or contact the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre to confirm that your MSFAAs have been received.