Financial Aid


Alberta Student Aid
Alberta Student Aid recommends that you apply for funding at least two months prior to the start of your program or courses.

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.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant
Employers train the workers you need. Students ask your employer to apply for this grant. Students may be eligible to receive up to 100% of the training costs to a maximum of $15,000. Don't miss this opportunity!

Have you applied for Academic foundations or College Prep?

The government of Alberta offers financial help to eligible students to assist them in completing their goals.



Note: The deadline for Foundational Learning Assistance funding is subject to change based on availability of funds and processing times.


1. You must have a verified MyAlberta Digital ID to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance

    a. Don’t have one, that’s ok! Click here to sign up

2. You must be accepted into an approved upgrading program at Portage College to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance. Once you are accepted;

    a. Request a funding application from your Advisor

    b. Watch your email for an invitation to start your funding application from:

If you require further help please contact your student advisor

  • Frog Lake - DawnAnn Ollenberger: 780-639-7110 or Email
  • Lac La Biche - Renee Qizon: 780-623-5795 or Email
  • St. Paul - Denise Gill: 780-623-5579 or Email 

Government of Canada Student Financial Assistance
The Canada Student Loans Program provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need.

Indigenous Student Funding
The most common sources of funding are Band, Settlement and Regional Council, these are some of the first places for Indigenous students to look.

Veterans' Education and Training Benefit
This new benefit will provide funding to help support for college, university or technical education to Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force and Reserve Force Veterans with at least six years of military service.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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