To be eligible for Alberta Student aid your school and program must be designated. If you don’t find them using the search tool on the website you can submit a designation request.
Here are types of Students that are not eligible to receive student aid. Students studying
- Adult basic education
- Commercial Truck Driving Training or Class 1 Extended Driver Training
- High school equivalency
- Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
- Literacy training
- Programs that do not lead to a credential such as personal or professional development, hobby, self-interest, or continuing education programs
- Programs that are less than 12 weeks in length
- Private career college programs with less than 20 instruction/practicum hours in a typical school week
- Upgrading or college preparatory courses
- Additional training or exams offered by professional bodies, organizations, or associations that are required to practice a profession (medical residency, law articling, accounting designation, etc.)
Funding is also available to help adult Albertans get the basic education, upgrading or English as a Second Language they need for further training or a job. Learn more about funding for academic upgrading and adult learning.
You can also check if your school is among the designated and how you can request for designation, go to page.