Financial Assistance

Investing in education is a wise decision and just like any other investment, you need to make a plan and find sources of funding for your education.

You may need to find more than just one source of funding to pay for tuition, books supplies and living costs while attending college.

  • Do you have money saved?
  • Could your parents or other relatives help?
  • Are you able to work part-time?

Check out other sources of money you don't need to pay back such as, grants, bursaries, scholarships, band education or Aboriginal funding agencies as well as those that need to be repaid such as student loans.

Our student Advisors can provide financial counselling and budgeting. They can help determine or adjust your training or career plan and work with you on sponsorship matters. If you would like help or advice please contact an advisor in your area. 

Lac La Biche 780-623-5580

Cold Lake 780-639-0030

St. Paul 780-645-5223

Toll Free All Campuses 1-866-623-5551


Alberta Works - Financial Support for Training
Grant funding is available for Academic Upgrading students for specific courses required for entrance to a career program.
Apprenticeship & Industry Training - Financial Assistance
Registered Alberta apprentices and occupational trainees may be eligible for financial assistance when attending the technical training portion of their program.
Band Education Authority
The first place you should contact for funding is your band or tribal council to see if you are eligible for funding.
Canada-Alberta Job Grant
Employers train the workers you need! Students ask your employer to apply for this grant! You and your employer may be eligible.
The Canada Student Loans Program provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need.
External scholarships, Awards and Bursaries
Access websites for scholarships, awards and bursaries.
FinAid Calculator
FinAid's custom calculators can help you figure out how much college or university will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you'll need.
Student Aid Alberta
Student Aid Alberta recommends that you apply for funding at least two months prior to the start of your program or courses.