Posted on July 14, 2015 by Tia Lalani

New and returning students are invited to check out some links for student loans and funding opportunities.

Update: There was an error in the form that prevented returning Augustana students from applying for the Students’ Union Awards .  That error has been fixed. If an extension is required, please contact the Students’ Union at or 780.492.9149


New and returning students can check out some of the links below for student loan information and funding opportunities – along with some important deadlines!


For All Students

Student Loans

The 2015/16 online Student Aid application is now available for all studies beginning August 1, 2015, or later. Visit for details and to apply.

Student Loan Workshops

piggy-bank-debt-picAre you confused about student loans? If you’re not sure where to start, the Office of the Registrar is pleased to offer Student Loans 101. These sessions will help you navigate the student loan system and attendees will apply for their Alberta Student Loan during the workshop!

These workshops are specifically for those eligible to apply for Alberta Student Loans, which means you must be an Alberta resident. If you are not sure if you are an Alberta resident, you can find more information here. If you require more information or assistance, please contact Student Connect.

Student Loans 101 Workshops are held at the University of Alberta’s North Campus, at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy in ECHA L1-250. Click here for dates and times and to register.

Aboriginal Awards

Aboriginal Student Services Center Awards applications are now open: closing date is October 15, 2015.

Métis Education Foundation Awards applications open July 15, 2015.


Money for New Students

Augustana Entrance Awards and Financial Aid: Are you an out-of-province student? Are you considering Athletics or Fine Arts? You may be eligible for Augustana Awards! Application deadline is July 15, so check out the link today!


Money for Returning Students

Students’ Union Awards

There was an error in the form that prevented Augustana students from applying.  That error has been fixed. If an extension is required, please contact the Students’ Union at or 780.492.9149

Have you made outstanding contributions to the campus community? Students’ Union Awards strive to recognize outstanding leadership and involvement of University of Alberta undergraduate students in the community. Student leaders have a tremendous impact on campus and beyond and we hope to encourage students to continue contributing to their communities through this awards program.

Check out our Awards search tool and listing for more information! The deadline to apply for SU Awards is July 31st at 11:59PM. Please note this year that a transcript is not required to apply for any awards.

Supplementary Bursary Program

Experience a financial shortfall? Bursaries are intended to provide financial aid to students who are experiencing a financial shortfall in the current academic year. They are designed to supplement students’ existing funds, and are not intended to fully fund students’ educations.

The supplementary bursary application for July for full-time students is NOW OPEN! To apply, visit the supplementary bursary online application. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2015.

The following students are eligible to apply for the supplementary bursary in July:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 9-12 months of full-time study (according to their program’s definition of full-time) within the current academic year (Fall 2014 – Summer 2015)
  • Graduate students enrolled in PhD programs from September 2014 to August 2015

Note: Part-time or single semester students are eligible to apply to the Students’ Union Access Fund. Please contact Student Connect for more information or to obtain a paper application.

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