How Much You Can Borrow
Alberta and Canada student aid is calculated to help you meet the basic costs of learning and living. Because loans are investments you repay after you finish or leave your post-secondary studies, it is in your best interest to borrow only the money you need.
Annual Loan Limits
In Alberta, the 2014-15 Annual Loan Limit is $6,650 per semester. This includes the amount you may receive in Canada student loans. Students taking graduate or specific programs of study with additional costs may be eligible for higher loan limits.
Maximum Loan Limits for Full-time Students
The following table shows the maximum amount of Student Aid Alberta funding and interest-free status that you can receive over your lifetime. If you repay some or all of our loans, you may be eligible to recieve additional loans up to the maximum for your specific credential or program of study.
|MBA or PhD||$95,000|
|Programs of Study with Additional Costs|
|Dental hygiene students||$75,000|
If you reach these Cumulative Loan Limits, you may still be eligible for Canada student loans.
Maximum Loan Limit for Part-Time Students
Part-time students may receive up to $10,000 in Canada student loans.