Posted on August 22, 2015 by Tia Lalani

This new series of posts will explore loans, awards, scholarships, and other financing options for your education!

piggy-bank-debt-picNew 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.

Please note that the Alberta Completion Incentive Grant (CIG) has been discontinued and will no longer be available to students completing their program after July 31, 2015. For more information, please contact the Student Aid Alberta Service Centre at 1-855-606-2096.

Out of Province – Students from outside of Alberta should apply to the provincial funding program in the province in which they are a resident.

Aboriginal Awards

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

Supplementary Bursary Program

Experiencing 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 CLOSED. The application will re-open September 1. To apply, visit the supplementary bursary online application.

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.

External Awards

There are a variety of awards offered and administered by third-party organizations, local businesses and clubs open to Augustana students. Visit to search for awards.

Money for Returning Students

Jason Lang Scholarship

  • Value: $1,000
  • Application Open: July 27, 2015
  • Closing Deadlines: September 15, 2015 and January 15, 2016*
  • variable number of awards available

These scholarships are valued at $1,000 each, and are designed to reward the outstanding academic achievement of Alberta post-secondary students who are continuing into their second, third or fourth year of post-secondary studies. These scholarships are funded by the government of Alberta through Alberta Learning, and are administered by the University of Alberta in conjunction with the Alberta Scholarship Program.

*Successful students applying before September 15, 2015 will receive payment of their award by December 2015; students applying after September 15 will not receive payment until April 2016.

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