updated June 2021

Below are some frequently asked student aid questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consult this page frequently as it may be updated accordingly.


Financial Help

The province of Alberta has made available the following supports. Please see the following for more information.

  • Alberta Emergency Financial Assistance: for unexpected emergencies
  • Alberta COVID-19 Supports: Education property tax freeze, Utility payment deferrals, tax changes, student loan repayment deferrals
  • Protections for tenants: tenants cannot be evicted due to non-payment of rent, no rent increases, late fees cannot be applied to late rent payments for the next three months, payment plans made between landlord and tenants should be made during public health emergency
  • Food Bank Support: the Province of Alberta has committed funds to support food banks across Alberta in their food supply efforts. Please click here and here for Lethbridge food bank information.
  • City of Lethbridge: on-going pandemic support is provided here, such as social supports, utility deferrals, amenity updates
  • Lethbridge Community COVID Support: this page provides information on Help Seeker, a site that provides a comprehensive list of what services and supports are open and available
  • Banks - we encourage students to consult with their banking institution for possible supports available

We recommend that you frequently check your provincial government’s websites for information.

Canada has implemented the COVID-19 Economic Response plan that supports individuals and businesses. A continuation of waiving the interest on the federal portion of Canada Student Loans exists.We recommend frequently checking this site as support continues to evolve.

Please check out the International Centre’s FAQ page.

We understand the possible financial impacts that students might be incurring due to the COVID-19 situation. All students, domestic or International who are experiencing immediate short-term financial hardship and who’ve exhausted all other options may be eligible for the University of Lethbridge Emergency Bursary. Please email, with subject heading Emergency Support to receive an application.