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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.

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

Alberta Works - Learner Income Support Sponsorship

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The following programs are eligible for Alberta Works, Learner Income Support Sponsorship:

  • College and Career Preparation
    • Eligible locations: Part-time sponsorship, asynchronous format
  • Upgrading – Adult Basic Education
    • Eligible offering: Part or full time, on-site at one of Athabasca, Atikameg, Cadotte Lake, Chateh, Driftpile, Fort Vermillion, Gift Lake, Grouard, High Level, High Prairie, Loon River, McLennan, Peace River, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Slave Lake, Valleyview, or Wabasca.
  • Upgrading – High School
    • Eligible offering: Part or full time, on-site at one of Athabasca, Atikameg, Cadotte Lake, Chateh, Driftpile, Fort Vermillion, Gift Lake, Grouard, High Level, High Prairie, Loon River, McLennan, Peace River, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Slave Lake, Valleyview, or Wabasca.

Step-by-step Guide
Eligibility Criteria

For complete information about this grant, including eligibility criteria, application instructions, and all forms, please visit Human Services Alberta.

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. 

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.

Loans

Student Aid Alberta - Full-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. 

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. 

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.