Reg.: Schedule 2, s. 1(4), 13(2), 14
Alberta Student Aid may, at any time, request the student to provide additional information or documentation to determine or review a student’s eligibility for student aid.
A review of a student’s eligibility for student aid may be conducted to:
- ensure accuracy of submitted information
- verify the student’s eligibility to receive assistance
- ensure appropriate funding is issued to eligible applicants
- maintain public confidence in the integrity of the student aid programs.
A student may be required to immediately repay any loans and/or grants that the student was not eligible to receive.
If the student wishes to contest the decision, the student can submit a Level 1: Request for Reconsideration. A Level 1: Request for Reconsideration must be received by Alberta Student Aid within 30 calendar days from the date of the decision.
Reg.: Schedule 2, s. 1(4), 8(3)(a)
If a person knowingly makes false statements, misrepresentations, or omissions to obtain student aid, Alberta Student Aid may impose the following conditions:
- restrict the student from further student aid for one to three years, and/or
- restrict the student from further student aid until all amounts have been repaid.
Student Financial Assistance Act, s. 15 Reg.: Schedule 2, s. 8(3)
A student may be subject to conviction under the Student Financial Assistance Act if the student intentionally and for the purpose of obtaining student aid:
- makes a false statement or misrepresentation
- gives false or misleading information, or
- fails to provide required information.
The student may be fined up to $5,000.
- will be restricted from further student aid until all amounts have been repaid, and
- may be restricted from further student aid for one to three years.
If a pardon is granted, these conditions may be changed or removed.
In certain cases, charges may also be laid under the Criminal Code of Canada.