Training for Schools

Alberta Student Aid offers training for staff from schools, Alberta Advanced Education, and other Government of Alberta staff who work with post-secondary students receiving student aid. The courses are free of charge: 

Alberta Student Aid training sessions are suspended due to COVID-19

SA101: Student Aid Basics

An overview of Alberta Student Aid's full-time program. Topics include:

    • Provincial and federal funding programs
    • Types of loan and grant funding
    • Eligibility requirements for students, programs and schools

Duration: One full-day
Prerequisite: None

SA104: Funding for Students with Permanent Disabilities

School staff must attend this course to be authorized to sign the Schedule 4. Topics include:

    • Types of funds available for students with permanent disabilities
    • How to complete the Schedule 4
    • Information and resources for disability advisors

Duration: Half-day
Prerequisite: SA101: Student Aid Basics

SA106: Part-time Funding

A look at Alberta Student Aid's part-time program. Topics include:

    • Eligibility and applications
    • Types of Funding
    • Role of school advisors 
    • Repayment  

Duration: Half-day
Prerequisite: SA101: Student Aid Basics

SA201: Educational Institution Essentials

Designed specifically for staff at private and public post-secondary schools with a focus on systems and business practices. Topics include:

    • Designation requirements
    • Confirmation of registration procedures
    • Loan repayment

Duration: One full-day
Prerequisite: SA101: Student Aid Basics

SA202: Information for Private Career Colleges

This course provides essential information and best-practices for representatives and owners of private vocational schools. Topics include:

    • Reporting withdrawals and refunding tuition
    • Amending registration
    • Repayment rates
    • Loan repayment strategies

Duration: One full-day
Prerequisite: SA101: Student Aid Basics

Other Resources:

Register for online presentations (webinars) on the federal student loan repayment process at: 

Look for these Student Aid training resources in the Resources for Schools section: 

Confirmation of Registration (COR)  
Guide & Tip Sheet
Learn about how to confirm registration status of students.
Educational Institutions
Procedures Guide

See various procedures required by authorized school officials
associated with students receiving funding from Alberta Student Aid.

Learn about Alberta’s process and criteria for designating programs, and how post-secondary schools are evaluated to maintain designation: