What if I need more money or my plans change?
We look closely at the information you provide in your application to calculate your eligibility for loans and grants.
Higher living costs may be considered for:
Rent or mortgage (submit a copy of the agreement)
Basic utilities - power, water, gas and phone (submit copies of bills for the last three months)
Child support payments (submit a copy of the court order and proof of payment for the past four months,
or a copy of the maintenance enforcement report)
Travel (for students who commute or cannot use public transit)
Spouse's/partner's student loan payments (submit proof of payment)
If you would like us to re-evaluate your application, or if your situation changes, submit a Change of Circumstance form. Since all applications are subject to audit, it's important to let us know of any changes so your information accurate and up to date.
Complete only the sections of the Change of Circumstance form that apply to your situation, and submit it as soon as you can. We are able to process Change of Circumstance forms up to 30 days before your post-secondary program ends.
Depending on the outcome, you will receive a revised Notice of Assessment outlining your new funding levels - typically within four weeks.
Stay in touch
Let us know about other changes in your circumstances. The following could change your funding amount:
• Address change
• Marital status changes
• Changes in education costs (your tuition or living costs are higher than expected)
• Family income changes (you, your parents, or your partner/spouse)
• You have a child
Student Financial Assistance Appeal Committee
If you asked for your funding amount to be re-evaluated and you are not satisfied with the results, you may request an appeal with the Student Financial Assistance Appeal Committee.
These requests are made in writing, and are only processed during the current academic year. Send your request to:
Student Aid Alberta
PO Box 28000 Stn Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4