Repayment “Pause” for Student Loan Borrowers

As of March 30, 2020, all student loan repayment and interest charges will be paused for 6 months.

Borrowers do not need to apply for this benefit, it will be applied automatically. This applies to student loan borrowers in good standing and those in collections.

During this time, borrowers will still be able to make payments that will be applied directly to their loan balance.

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Alberta Payments to Students and Schools

The commercial bank providing fund transferring services to Alberta provincial student loans and grants is experiencing technical difficulties. Alberta payments to students and schools have not been disbursed since May 25, 2020. We are working with the financial services provider on a solution. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Alberta Student Aid Online Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Student Aid asks students to use our online services to apply for and to manage their Alberta student loan. Our staff are taking the necessary precautions and working remotely as much as possible. As a result, we are unable to process paper forms in a timely manner.

If you are having difficulty creating or accessing your Alberta Student Aid account, please call the Service Centre and choose Option 2 for assistance.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship - Apply in August

The new 2020-21 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship application will be available in early August 2020. Students who had a 'work-in-progress' application and did not hit submit can apply on the new application in early August.

Learn what you need to know about student aid.

Information you need to complete your application online.

Find out if your school and program are approved for funding.

Expected contributions used to determine your eligibility.

Help to plan for and manage your student loans.

Steps you must complete before funding can be sent to you.

Submit a Request for Review to make changes to your application.

Making payments, repayment tips and repayment assistance.

Research and apply for scholarships that you may be eligible for.