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Funding

Some funding sources will require you to have an Alberta Student Number. To obtain your Alberta Student Number, please visit the Alberta Learning website, Learner Registry area, and use the "Lookup ASN" link on that page.

If you have recently moved to Alberta and/or have never registered with a school or post-secondary institution in the province, and need an Alberta Student Number, you can request one by using the "Request ASN On-line".

Check out our Helpful Tips for Student Loans & Grants when getting ready to apply for student loans and grants with Alberta Student Aid!

Foundational Learning Assistance

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All Academic Upgrading and College and Career Preparation applicants must have a verified My Alberta Digital ID (MADI) account to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance (government funding). More details »

Northern Lakes College has online Foundational Learning Assistance support sessions scheduled every Wednesday at Noon. Please call Sharon Anderson or Odessa Ptashnyk at 1-866-652-3456 for more information.



Full-time Academic Upgrading applicants may apply for Foundational Learning Assistance.
Part-time Academic Upgrading and College and Career Preparation applicants may also apply.

 

Program Name

Funding Application

Campus Location

Academic Upgrading

 

Full-time or part-time - Foundational Learning Assistance

 

All locations

College and Career Preparation

 

Part-time - Foundational Learning Assistance

 

All locations

Integrated Foundational Pathways – Stepping Forward

 

Full-time - Foundational Learning Assistance

 


Athabasca, Cadotte Lake, Chateh, Driftpile, Fort Vermillion, Fox Creek, Gift Lake, Grouard, High Level, High Prairie, Lloydminster, Loon River, Peace River, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Slave Lake, Valleyview, or Wabasca (Stony Point)

MyAlberta Digital ID is a free account that lets you prove who you are and gives you access to multiple government sites and services. Additional details can be found at MyAlberta Digital ID.


GRANTS

For more information about the Grants listed below, click on the "+ plus" button to the right to access the drop down menu. Click on the "Apply Here" button to be redirected to the application form.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

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The ​Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or per level, up to a maximum​​ amount of $2,000 per person. The deadline to apply is June 30 of the calendar year after you have completed the first and/or second year or level. 

Apply Here

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

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The ​Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000 for registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and obtain their journeyperson certification. The deadline to apply is June 30 of the calendar year after you have completed your apprenticeship and receive your journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

Apply Here

Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant

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This grant can cover the tuition and textbook costs for Upgrading – Adult Basic Education and is available to students attending part- or full-time, home-based or on-site. If you are interested in utilizing this grant, please contact your Campus Instructor to send in a request. For more information about CALP and how their organization has partnered with Northern Lakes College, click here:

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LOANS

For more information about the Loans listed below, click on the "+ plus" button to the right to access the drop down menu. Click on the "Apply Here" button to be redirected to the application form.

Student Aid Alberta - Full-time Student loans

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Helpful tips for Alberta Student Aid

The provincial and federal governments provide student loans and grants to help you achieve your post-secondary educational goals. When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for financial aid for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. You could receive up to $7,500 per semester in combined Alberta and Canada student loans. Loans are determined based on your financial need, and you will repay them after you graduate, or leave school (six months after your completion date you will be expected to start making payments).

IMPORTANT: There is only one NLC campus listed on the Student Aid Alberta online application. You must select "Northern Lakes College - Grouard Campus" regardless of the location you will be attending, including distance learners. 

Apply Here

Student Aid Alberta - Part-time Student loans

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The provincial and federal governments provide student loans and grants to help you achieve your post-secondary educational goals. When you apply as a full-time student, you are considered for financial aid for both Alberta and Canada student loans and grants. You could receive up to $7,500 per semester in combined Alberta and Canada student loans. Loans are determined based on your financial need, and you will repay them after you graduate, or leave school (six months after your completion date you will be expected to start making payments).

IMPORTANT: There is only one NLC campus listed on the Student Aid Alberta online application. You must select "Northern Lakes College - Grouard Campus" regardless of the location you will be attending, including distance learners. 

Apply Here

Canada Apprentice Loan

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The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade. Since January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. The money will be available to you to help pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses, to cover forgone wages or to help support your family. Visit the Canada Apprentice Loan Online Service for more details and to apply online.

Apply Here

Loan & Repayment Information

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Do you have questions about your loans and grants after you graduate?  If yes, then we have some great links of videos that help you understand loans, grants and repayment information.

  • Orientation to student loans and grants with great information: Click Here
  • Some great resources are also available on the Alberta Student Aid website: Click Here

IMPORTANT! 

Setting up your MyLoan account with Alberta Student Aid will assist you with managing your loan and repayment information: Click Here

In addition, set up your National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) account to: update information, manage your loan, report any changes, look up repayment information and more! Click Here