Student Loans

IMPORTANT: Changes to Alberta Student Aid coming soon!

As of September 8, 2022, all students will need a verified MyAlberta Digital Identity account to access the Alberta Student Aid system. Avoid any delays in receiving your funding due to this new system change by applying as early as possible. For more information about creating and/or updating your MADI account, please visit the Alberta Student Aid website

Student loans can be complicated, but we’re here to help! The Student Service Centre can assist you with your loan application and advise on how to manage your loans and pay for your education.

How to Apply for Spring/Summer Loans 

Student Loans 101 

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Need help applying for your student loan? Attend one of our virtual Student Loans 101 workshops, where expert loan advisors will walk you through the loan application process and help you submit your application. Keep an eye out on this page for upcoming sessions!


The Basics

Learn about the basics of applying for a full-time Alberta Student Loan

The Application

Learn about the parts of the full-time Alberta Student Loan application that can be the most confusing

Before You Apply

Find information about eligibility, residency, dependent vs. independent status, creating your student loan accounts, and determining the value of your funding. 

How to Apply

Find information about deadlines and timelines, determining your registration status, as well as how to apply for part-time, full-time, and spring and summer loans. 

After You Apply

Find information about submitting your loan agreements, fund disbursement, loan implications of dropping from full-time to part-time status, and requesting an appeal. 

Repaying Your Loan and Interest-Free Status

Find information about repayment and maintaining your interest-free status. 

Note: Much of the information on this webpage is specific to Alberta students. In some cases you may need to refer to your provincial lending authority for more information.