Part-Time Student Aid
Part-time students are considered for federal part-time loans and grants and the Alberta Part-Time Grant. Many aspects of part-time eligibility are the same as full-time eligibility including (but not limited to):
- Citizenship and Immigration Status
- Determining the Student’s Family Size
- Alberta Student Number (ASN)
- Application Deadline
- National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) as a Service Provider
- Replacing Cheques
- Applications Changes
- Releasing Personal Information and Authorizing Others to Act on Your Behalf
This chapter describes areas where part-time funding policies and procedures differ from full-time funding policies and procedures.
Reg.: Schedule 2, ss. 1(1)(k) and 11(1.1)
Students apply by completing the Application for Financial Assistance for Part-Time Post-Secondary Studies. This application requires original signatures in ink. A completed application form can be submitted via Upload eDocs through the student’s Alberta Student Aid account.
Application forms may be printed from applications and forms on studentaid.alberta.ca.
Alberta Student Aid’s loan year is based on the study period start date, and runs from August 1 to July 31. If a student’s study period begins:
- prior to August 1, 2023, they must complete the 2022-2023 part-time application
- on or after August 1, 2023, they must complete the 2023-2024 part-time application
- on or after August 1, 2024, they must wait for the release of the 2024-2025 part-time application available June 2024.
The maximum length of time a student can apply for student aid on a single application is 12 months. If a study period exceeds 12 months, the student must submit two separate Alberta Student Aid applications (one for each applicable loan year).
Any time a student has a break in studies of 30 calendar days or more, a new application is required.
If a student is enrolled in more than one course and the courses are at different educational institutions, the student must submit a separate part-time application for each institution unless the student is able to be considered concurrently enrolled.
A portion of the part-time application must be completed by the educational institution.