Education and Living Costs

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Arrows orange Helping you cover basic learning and living costs.

 Arrows light blue1 Education Costs

Student Aid Alberta provides funding to cover your basic educational costs, including your tuition, mandatory fees, and any books and supplies.  If 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. 

Arrows light blue1 Living Costs

When you apply, Student Aid Alberta 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.

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.

2013-14 Monthly Living Allowances

Your Living Situation

Monthly
Total

Single and living with parents

$432

Single and living independently

$941

Married or common law

$2,004

Single parents

$1,710

 

 

Each additional child add

$449

Monthly child care costs for children under 12 years of age (no receipts)

$75

Monthly child care costs for children under 12 years of age(documentation required)

$724

If you find out you are eligible for student aid but feel your costs are higher than the amount you'd be receiving, complete a Change of Circumstance.  We may ask you to provide documentation about your expenses before re-evaluating your application.

Not sure if you qualify? Just apply.