Financial Aid

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Here you will find information about financial aid that may be of use to you in securing funding for the Health Care Aide Program. Additional information may be requested by phoning the academy however, currently no bursaries or grants are offered through the Health Care Aide Academy.

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Student Loans Funding:

Full-time students in a post-secondary career program  are eligible to apply 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 will determine your eligibility and the form of disbursement. (National Student Loan, Provincial, etc)

Most provinces encourage students to complete an online application. Alberta Students Finance administers both Alberta and Canada students loan application with a single online application. Students from other provinces should visit your provincial government student finance information websites for online applications.

Processing times vary from province to province and may take up to 8 weeks; therefore, you are advised to apply early. You do not require proof of admission in order to submit an application for a student loan.

Link for information about budgeting for education.

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Using the Alberta Student Number:

The Alberta Student Number (ASN) is a unique identifier for all Alberta students that gives them access to improved programs and services in the Alberta education system. With an ASN, students may apply electronically for financial assistance and have their enrollment confirmed electronically.

If you do not have access to your number or if you are moving into the province to study, you can look up or request a number at:

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Alberta Employment and Immigration Funding:

Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI) is a grant-funding program designed to financially enable and support Albertans in need of training, providing funding to qualified full-time and part-time students. The program is open to those Albertans who are currently in the following situations:

  • Underemployed
  • Financially disadvantaged and require training to obtain and maintain sustainable income
  • Making an informed choice

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Aboriginal Student Funding:

Qualified Aboriginal students may be eligible for additional grants or loans. Other sources of funding may be available through your band education counselor or Aboriginal funding agencies.

Aboriginal student funding can include:

  • Student grant funding
  • student loan funding
  • Band funding
  • Bill C-31 funding
  • Métis funding

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* 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 Health Care Aide Academy, and to pay all of your assessed tuition and fees according to the Academy”s payment schedule.There is a possibility that grants and bursaries may be applied by an alternative method but arrangements are the responsibility of the student and organization supplying the funding.*