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Grants, Funding and Bursaries

Government grants

The Province of Alberta/Student Aid Alberta provides grants to full-time students in need of additional funds to meet their educational expenses. Students in post-secondary programs use the same application form to apply for both grants and student loans.

Skills Investment Program - full-time grants for SAIT students

Government grant funding for tuition, books and living expenses for qualified students enrolled full-time in programs 12 months or less in length.

Find out more about the Skills Investment Program .

Part-time funding

Part-time funding is available for learners who are registered in less than 60 per cent of a full-time program load. Learners must be registered and fully paid before part-time loans will be signed. Applications for part-time funding are available through the Alberta Learning Information Service, or at SAIT Student Services.

Apprenticeship grants

Apprentices can apply for grant funding through Alberta Human Services. Application forms are only available online. The school is not required to complete or sign these forms. Apprentices who would like assistance with the funding application can go to MC221, Learner Success Centre.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes

SAIT administers an extensive variety of scholarships, prizes and bursaries to encourage superior academic achievement or assist students in need of financial aid.

The list of awards available for each program is advertised through the academic departments each year and in the SAIT Student Awards Guide. A combination of bursaries and loans are also an option.

SAIT reserves the right to make adjustments to the amount or designation of published awards as circumstances require.

For a listing of all bursaries, scholarships and prizes available at SAIT, learners are advised to contact:

SAIT Alumni and Development
Heritage Hall, MA113
Phone: 403.284.7010
Email: scholarships@sait.ca

The Immigrant Access Fund (IAF)

Are you an immigrant and do you want to work in your profession or trade in Canada? The Immigrant Access Fund (IAF) provides micro-loans to immigrants who need help to pay for the costs associated with obtaining the Canadian accreditation or training that will allow them to work in their profession or trade. IAF loans help immigrants move out of low-level/low-income jobs, become self-reliant, and make their best possible contribution to Canada’s economy. For more information, go to MC221 Learner Success Centre or view the IAF website.