Getting Your Money

If this is your first time receiving student aid, there are steps you will need to complete before your funding can be sent to you.

You will be mailed:

    • Master Student Financial Assistance Agreements  (MSFAAs)
    • Student Award letter

You can view your Student Award letter and all other correspondence on the Students Finance System.

Complete and Return Your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreements (MSFAAs)

MSFAAs are one-time legal agreements that cover the entire time you are a full-time student. You will receive MSFAAs the first time you apply, or if you have had previous funding and return to school after a break of 2 years or more.

There is one MSFAA for Alberta loans and a second MSFAA for Canada loans.

You will need to:

    • sign and date your MSFAAs
    • provide your banking information so we can deposit funds into your bank account

Instructions for completing your MSFAAs will also be sent to you.

Take your completed MSFAAs to a designated Canada Post outlet. They will confirm your identity and forward your MSFAAs to the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre and/or the National Student Loans Service Centre.

Remember to bring:

    • one piece of government issued ID
    • proof of your SIN

If you cannot get to a designated Canada Post outlet, mail your forms, double-sided photocopies of your government issued ID and proof of your SIN directly to the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre at:

Student Aid Alberta Service Centre
PO Box 4050 Mississauga STN A
Mississauga ON  L5A 4M9

Once you have returned your MSFAAs and your school confirms you are registered as a full-time student, you can expect your funds to be deposited into your bank account on or after the first day of classes.