Level 3: Request for Ministerial Review

A Level 3: Ministerial Review applies when a Level 2: Executive Review has been completed, and:

  • You are still not satisfied with the outcome, AND
  • You believe your circumstances are unique and warrant special consideration.

The Assistant Deputy Minister of Apprenticeship and Student Aid is the delegated authority to hear these reviews.

Submitting a Level 3: Request for Ministerial Review does not guarantee extra funding will be approved.

If your Student Award Letter indicates that you have received the maximum amount of loans, review the loan limits policy here:

Request for Review decisions are based on policy and legislation. If you believe your circumstances are unique and warrant special consideration, include an explanation and supporting documentation in your request. The loan limits policy explains situations that may result in higher loan limits.

To submit a Level 3: Request for Ministerial Review:

Request for Review - Submit Online. Submitting a duplicate request will cause a delay.

1. To begin, login to your account to submit a Level 3: Request for Reconsideration: 

2. Choose the Request for Review feature.

3. Select your reason for submitting a request. As you complete the online form, the system will tell you if you need to submit additional documentation to support your request.

The documentation required depends on your circumstance(s):

If you cannot submit the Request for Ministerial Review online, you can request a printable form at:

Deadline:

A Level 3: Request for Ministerial Review must be received by Alberta Student Aid within 90 days from the date you received the Level 2: Executive Review decision.

Alberta Student Aid may contact you if additional information is required.
If you submit a Level 3: Request for Ministerial Review without completing previous levels the request may be treated as:

  • A Level 1: Request for Reconsideration - if one was not previously submitted.
  • A Level 2: Executive Review - if there was a decision made on a Level 1: Request for Reconsideration, but no request for a Level 2: Executive Review was submitted.

You will be notified of this in writing in the decision letter.

The Assistant Deputy Minister of Apprenticeship and Student Aid, after reviewing the decision of the Executive Director and considering any relevant information (e.g. the student’s request, any information on the file, policies, legislation, etc.) can make any decision that the Minister could have made on the original application.

You will be provided with written reasons for the decision within 90 days of receipt of the request for Ministerial Review.  
If additional information is required, processing time will be 90 days from the date the all required information is received by Student Aid.

Login to your account for an update on the status of your review:

Or call: