Getting Approved

Arrows orange What happens after you apply?

14When you apply, you are automatically considered for both Alberta and Canada student aid.  If you are approved, you may receive student loans and grants from both Student Aid Alberta and the Canada Student Loans Program. 

If your application for student aid is successful, you will receive a Notice of Assessment in the mail, usually within two weeks.  If you submitted a paper application, you will receive notification within four weeks.  Visit our Getting Your Money section to learn more.
You can apply for student aid either before or during your post-secondary studies.
We are able to process applications up to 30 days before you leave your current year of study.
Your Notice of Assessment confirms the amount of Canada or Alberta loan or grant funding you are eligible to receive, and when you can expect to receive the funding.  If you are not approved, you will receive a letter explaining why.

Arrows orange How can I find out the status of my application?

There are several ways to check the status of your application. Whatever option you choose, you'll need your Social Insurance Number, your Alberta Student Number and/or your Student Identification Number.

Arrows light blue1 Login to Student Aid Alberta Online Services for updates.

Arrows light blue1 Call the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096 (toll free anywhere in North America).

Arrows light blue1 Visit your post-secondary institution's Student Aid Office.