Additional Funding Options
Federal government registered plans (RESP, RRSP)
Check whether any of your family members have set up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) in your name or withdraw from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) as part of a Lifelong Learning Plan.
Student Line of Credit
Many financial institutions offer a student line of credit for those studying at a post-secondary level. For more information, visit financial institution websites and search 'student line of credit'.
Foundational Learning Program
Alberta Community and Social Services offer limited funding for eligible students enrolling in English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading through the Foundational Learning Program. To discuss the program, contact a funding advisor in the Lamb Learner Success Centre.
Funding for Indigenous students
Indigenous students have access to many sources of financial support. We encourage all SAIT Indigenous students to explore these financial assistance opportunities available from the government, the community and private organizations that offer bursaries, scholarships and other awards specifically for Indigenous students.
Immigrant Access Fund
The Immigrant Access Fund (IAF), assists immigrants and refugees that have professional skills and knowledge from their country of origin but are facing barriers to employment in Canada in their field. IAF provides microloans of up to $10,000 to internationally trained immigrants so they can obtain the Canadian licensing or training they need to work in their field. The loan can pay for exams, training, qualification assessments, professional association fees, books and course materials, living allowance and other expenses related to obtaining the Canadian licensing or training they need.
Canadian Armed Forces Paid Education and Training
Find out how the Canadian Armed Forces will pay for your university or college tuition, reimburse members for educational opportunities and provide funding grants for projects related to defence and security policy challenges. Learn more
Veteran Affairs Canada Education and Training Benefit
Are you a Canadian Veteran looking to attend SAIT? Depending on your years of service, you could be eligible for up to $80,000 with the Veteran Affairs Canada Education and Training Benefit. Learn more