Student Loans

Your education is an investment of time and money. Government student loan programs are designed to supplement your resources and help you reach your goals.

Applying for a student loan

Full-time and part-time students in a post-secondary career program can apply for assistance to the student financial assistance service in their home province. Students taking upgrading courses or programs are not eligible for a student loan. Your provincial student finance assistance service determines your eligibility and will determine the disbursement method (Canada loan, provincial loan, etc.).

Alberta student loan applications are only available online at the Student Aid Alberta website. Student Aid Alberta administers both Alberta and Canada student loans with a single online application. Students from other provinces should visit your provincial government student finance information websites for online applications.

Drop-in Help Sessions Available

If you require assistance completing your Alberta Student Loan and grant application, attend a drop-in session (hosted by a student navigator in a computer lab setting). No registration is required; drop-in times are flexible. You will be able to complete your full-time loan applications at the Student Aid Alberta website. To do so bring your login and passwords for your My Alberta Digital ID, your social insurance number and your total income from your 2018 income tax return (line 150).

  • October 17: 2:00 – 4:00 pm, CELT 3-208
  • October 23: 9:00 – 11:00 am, CELT 3-208
  • October 29: 2:00 - 4:00 pm, CELT 3-208

Paying your tuition and fees from your student loan

If you receive a student loan, all approved funding is sent directly to you. It is your responsibility to be aware of the fees owed to the college, and to pay all of your assessed tuition and fees according to the college's payment schedule. See Payment of Tuition and Fees for more information.

We can help

NorQuest's student financial advisors can provide:

  • advice on how to maximize your student loan funding
  • assistance in completing and reviewing your student loan application forms
  • assistance in obtaining interest-free status on your previously existing student loans
  • information regarding loan repayment after you finish your program

Financial Aid Office

Room 1-204, Civic Employees Legacy Tower, Downtown Campus