Types of Funding

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The Alberta and Canada governments provide student loans and grants to help you reach your post-secondary educational goals.

When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for both Alberta
and Canada student loans and grants. Financial assistance is also available for students studying part-time.

  • Loan eligibility is determined based on your financial need. You repay your loans once you graduate or leave school.
  • Grants are awarded based on financial need or to those who require special financial assistance. Grants do not have to be repaid, unless your eligibility changes.

Grant Overpayment

If you withdraw from full-time or part-time studies within 30 days of your start date, your grant will be converted to a loan and added to your loan balance. If you withdraw more than 30 days from your start date, a calculation will be done to determine if all or part of any grants you received should be considered an overpayment. 

Full-time Loans - Alberta and Canada

Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Students

You could receive up to $7,500 per semester in combined Alberta and Canada student loans.

Commercial Flight Training

You could be eligible for financial aid for you to complete four components of fixed wing training or a helicopter training program. For more information access the Aviation Training Form in the Resources section at:

Part-time Loans - Canada Student Loans

You could receive up to $10,000 in Canada student loans. Access the Part-time Application for financial aid in the Resources section at:

Follow the instructions provided with the application and provide as much information as possible.