After you are approved for loans (Alberta Residents)




Please Note: Loan & grant funding is directly deposited into your personal bank.

Please remember to pay your tuition and fees by the deadline!

Once you are approved:

  • Step 1 - Receive Award Letter - Information showing the breakdown of your funding (loan and grants).
  • Step 2 - Complete your Student Aid Agreements - These are legal agreements between you and the loan provider sometimes called Master Student Financial Assistance Agreements (MSFAAs). There are separate agreements for Alberta & Canada.   You will receive a loan agreement in the following situations:
    • The first time you apply for full-time post-secondary funding,
    • If you have had previous and return to school after a break of 2 years or more, or
    • You have had previous funding from another province

You will need to log back in to your account and follow the instructions:

  • Step 3 - School Confirms Registration and Program before the loan is approved - The school approves loans daily upon confirmation of the accurate registration

If your name, date of birth, or Social Insurance Number, are incorrect on your loan agreement, you need to contact the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre to determine how to correct your information and request new loan agreements.

  • The school is required to complete some sections on your paper part-time loan application. Please email the entire document to
  • Once your application is complete you will submit to Alberta Student Aid, they will assess.
  • You may need to complete a Canada Master Student Financial Assistance Agreements so that any funds can be deposited into your personal bank account.



Once all conditions are met (Program & Registration), the school will confirm and your loans are disbursed electronically.


If you are eligible for grants, they will be deposited in to your personal bank account.

Grants Only?

  • Complete a student loan application form as per normal.
  • Proceed to submit the application
  • When asked how much funding you require, Enter a number one (1) in to the box provided. This indicates to the government that should you qualify for grants you ONLY want them and no loan funding.
Your situation may change over time and it is important to inform Student Aid Alberta of the following:
  • You need more money than you anticipated
  • Higher living costs
  • Recently married or separated
  • Spouse/partner income changes
  • Name/Address change
  • Change of institution
  • Changes to education costs, change of study period dates
  • You are receiving sponsorship or band funding

For any of the above reasons you will need to submit a Request for Reconsideration Form (Level 1) via your account