Education and Living Costs


Helping you cover basic learning and living costs.

Education Costs

Alberta Student Aid provides funding to cover your basic educational costs, including your tuition, mandatory fees, and any books and supplies. When you apply online, these costs are automatically included. If you are applying on paper, talk to your post-secondary institution to determine what costs and fees you are expected to pay.

Living Costs

When you apply, Alberta Student Aid will automatically assess your living costs using a standard monthly budget that helps us determine how much student aid you need. These amounts are based on meeting the basic costs of living in Alberta.

2016-17 Monthly Living Allowances

Living Allowances Table 2014-15

If you find out you are eligible for student aid and feel your costs are higher than the amount you will receive, complete a Request for Reconsideration FormWe may ask you to provide documentation about your expenses before re-evaluating your application.

Medical Coverage for Dependents

If you are a post-secondary student with dependents, you may be eligible for coverage of medical, optical, dental and ambulance services through the Alberta Child Health Benefits Program.