Getting Financial Support
In Alberta, there are two sources for student loans: The government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. You only need to use one application. The decision to allocate funds from the two programs will be made for you. If you are eligible, you may receive both Canada and Alberta Student Loans and you will have multiple loan payments.
Alberta Student Aid System
The Alberta Student Aid system is now available.
Apply for Loans and Grants
Students can now access the following applications:
• 2020-21 Full-time application
• 2020-21 Part-time application
2020-21 New Year Changes
The What’s New document highlights updates to the Alberta Student Aid program, systems and policies that are effective August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. Access the What’s New document Here
This provincial program was implemented to supplement assistance available to post-secondary Alberta students under the Canada Student Loan Program. Loans are based on financial need and are interest free while the student attends a designated post-secondary institution full-time. Alberta Student Loans are a financial agreement between an individual and the Government of Alberta and must be repaid within a defined period of time.
Student Aid Alberta manages the program, processes the loan applications, determines student eligibility and provides funding.
Contact Alberta student loans:
Toll-free in North America: 1-855-606-2096
TTY for the hearing impaired: 1-855-306-2240
Apply for Alberta Scholarships
The 2020-21 applications for scholarships and awards will be available in early August.
Learn more and get ready to apply for scholarships and awards at:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of changes to the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship and other awards.
To learn more about changes to Alberta scholarships and awards, see:
Canada (Federal) Student Loan
When you apply and qualify for student financial assistance, you are automatically assessed for Canada Student Loans. Government student loans are based on your assessed financial need.
Canada Student Loans are offered by the Government of Canada to help students pay for post-secondary education. It is offered to eligible full- and part-time post-secondary students in most provinces and territories.
Contact Canada student loans:
Toll-Free in North America: 1-888-815-4514
TTY for the hearing impaired: 1-888-815-4556
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
Funds from contributions to an RESP may be used to fund students attending CSBS&C. To withdraw money from an RESP, contact your RESP provider. They will ask to see official proof of enrollment before issuing the Educational Assistance Payment. They may also provide you with a list of allowable expenses that the money can be used for, or they may ask for receipts for school purchases to prove the money is being spent on allowable educational expenses. For more information see the Government of Canada website.
A limited number of part-time positions are available for students on campus.
Additionally, Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services provide a wide range of employment-related services, guidance, resources and information to assist Albertans in making informed employment and career choices. All at no cost!