Student Aid Policy

Student Aid Alberta Operational Policy & Procedure Manual

The Student Aid Alberta Operational Policy & Procedure Manual provides the most up-to-date policy and procedural guidelines for both full-time and part-time students – from application through to repayment. It replaces all other previous student aid policies and guides. Refer to this manual for all policy and procedure guidance regarding student aid in Alberta for post-secondary schools, students and Student Aid Alberta staff. 

2016-17 Academic Year

The policies and procedures described in the 2016-17 manual are effective for students with study periods starting on or after August 1, 2016:

2015-16 Academic Year

The policies and procedures described in the 2015-16 manual are effective for students with study period start dates between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016:

Alberta Acts & Regulations

To view the provincial acts and regulations providing authority regarding various policies and procedures referenced in the Student Aid Alberta Operational Policy & Procedure Manual, see: