Loan Helpful Hints

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or designated as a protected person
  • Enrolled in or qualified to enroll as a full-time student.
  • It is best to apply in early July for September. However you can apply at any time of the year but Student Aid Alberta will only process your completed application if it's received at least 30 days before your program end date.
  • Alberta Student Number (ASN) - If you are an Alberta student, you must supply your ASN on your loan application. If you do not know your number, or if you have moved to Alberta from another province, you may use the Learner Registry to obtain your ASN.
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) - The name you indicate on your student loan application must match the name on your SIN card.
  • Start and End dates - You will need to indicate your period of study:
    • Fall Semester - September 9, 2020 - December 19, 2020
    • Fall & Spring - September 9, 2020 - AprilĀ  23, 2021
    • Spring Semester - January 6, 2021 - April 23, 2021
    • Summer Session I -May 3, 2021 - June 18, 2021
    • Summer Session II - July 5, 2021 - July 26, 2021
    • Summer Session II/III -July 5, 2021 - August 18, 2021
    • Summer Session III -August 4, 2021 - August 24, 2021
    • Summer Session I/II/III -May 3, 2021 - August 16, 2021
  • Tuition and Fees - You will need to indicate how much your tuition, fees, books and supplies will cost. Should you have further questions please come and see us in AH115. Check the academic calendar for more information.
  • Most recent income tax - If you are applying for a loan for the Fall semester you would require your line 150 from the previous tax year.
  • Other income resources - This refers to additional sources of income such as scholarships, savings, part-time and pre-study period earnings (the 4 months before you start school). If you are a dependant student (under 23 years of age or not left High School for more than 4 years) then you will need to supply your parents' income information to be considered for grants.
  • Parental income - If you are a dependent student, you may be requested to report your parents' income. Thsi will be their line 150.

The following costs are considered when determining part-time eligibility:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Books, supplies and instruments
  • disability-related costs (if required)
  • transportation - $50 per month (if required)
  • Childcare - (if required) provide receipts if you need more than $75 per month, per child

Types of Funding

  • Part-time loan - Up to $10,000
  • Canada Student Grant for Part-time Studies - Up to $1,800 per semester to a maximum of $3,600 per loan year
  • Canada Student Grant for Part-time Students with Dependants - Up to $80 per week for 1-2 children, $120 per week for 3+ children
  • Alberta Part-time Grant - Up to $600 per semester to a maximum of $1,800 per loan year
  • Access the Part-time Application - Loan Application Form