Student loan programs are designed to help you reach your educational/career goal so you can experience the full range of university student life while you balance work and your studies.
Student Aid Alberta Loan application
The Student Aid Alberta Loan application opens early June. To access student loans:
Apply through your province/territory of residency. Applications open in early June for the upcoming academic year (for studies beginning on or after August 1).
After applying you will receive a Student Award Letter and your Master Student Financial Assistance Agreement forms (MSFAA). Your Student Award letter lets you know how much your award will be for the year. You must fill out your MSFAA forms and take them to a designated Canada Post Outlet (list is included in the brown loan application envelope). You must have government issued photo identification (e.g. drivers' license or passport), government issued proof of social insurance number (SIN card) and banking information with you.
Register in a full-time course load in all of your terms so MacEwan University can confirm your enrolment with your student loan provider. You must be accepted to your program to register in your courses.
Don't pay twice! We will request your tuition to be sent directly from your loan provider if the tuition has not been paid. If you do not have enough funding from your loan provider for your tuition, you are responsible for the balance before the tuition deadline.
Make a budget for the year.
You must apply for funding each academic year.
The above is the process for Student Aid Alberta funding—some provinces and territories may differ slightly in their processes.
First-time loan applicant?
Visit Student Aid Alberta's Before You Apply site for information on student loan processes.
To learn more about your national student loans, watch NSLSC's online orientation »
Presentations on Understanding Student Loans
From June to August 2019, we are running eight sessions that will explain the student loan application process. Sessions run on different days and times of day; details are within the registration form.