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Foundational Learning Assistance



Step 1 Apply for Academic Upgrading here. There is no application fee* for Academic Upgrading at NLC!

*All other fees still apply.

Step 2 You will receive information by email from Northern Lakes College acknowledging that your application has been received.  Keep watching for messages regarding program acceptance.

Step 3 Northern Lakes College will contact you to set up your Education Plan after you are accepted to the Academic Upgrading program. This is your opportunity to indicate that you would like to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance.

Step 4 Foundational Learning Assistance will send you an email with the link to access your funding application once step 2 & 3 have been completed. Please complete the application as soon as you receive it. If you require assistance, please contact your local campus.

You must have a verified MyAlberta Digital ID to access the online funding application. If you do not have a verified MyAlberta Digital ID, you must create one.  This process can take up to 10-20 days.

Complete all the questions and submit your application for funding. Foundational Learning Assistance will notify you of the status of your application within 3 to 5 business days.

Please contact us through email if you need help with completing your Academic Upgrading application, Education Plan, booking an ACCUPLACER and/or Foundational Learning Assistance application.

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