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Student Finance

  1. Canada Student Loan Information
  2. Provincial Student Loan Information

Student Finance Funding Criteria

It is important to note that simply maintaining program status does NOT meet the requirements established by the Student Finance Board for full-time funding purposes. For example, to comply with Alberta Student Finance Board requirements, full-time graduate students must be enrolled in one grouped-study course over a four-month period. Extensions are not considered in the calculation of full-time or part-time status.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he/she follows the financial assistance guidelines as outlined by the Student Finance Board in the province in which he or she resides. The contract dates of six months for a 3 credit course will be reduced to a four month contract for full-time AU students receiving financial aid in order to meet the full-time enrollment requirement for graduate students.

For more information on the funding criteria, please visit the AU Graduate Calendar.

Updated October 01 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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