Student Loan Checklist

The following checklist is for Alberta residents seeking full-time post-secondary student loan and grant funding (click here for out-of-province student loan options).  If you are not a full-time post-secondary student, click here for information on other types of funding. 

To ensure you do not miss important steps in the student loan process, follow the checklist below.

 Complete a student loan application

Alberta residents will apply through Alberta Student Aid.

 Do I need to request a tuition extension?

Tuition extensions are only required if you plan to pay your Fall term tuition and fees using your student loan.

 Ensure you are registered in a full-time course load

You must be enrolled in a full-time course load in order to receive full-time student loans.

 Review and process your student aid correspondence

Be sure to complete your MSFAAs and consent forms!

 Get financially fit by planning your budget

Review your Student Award Letter and budget accordingly to ensure your funds will last thoughout the school year.

 Receive your funds

Funds are normally released by the date(s) specified on your Student Award Letter.  



Student Funding & Awards Office
Room 1102 | RDC
Box 5005 - 100 College Blvd, Red Deer, AB  T4N 5H5
t: 403.342.3254 | f: 403.342.3262 | e: financialaid [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca