ESL & Academic Upgrading
If you are planning to attend NAIT and enroll in ESL Level 1 to 6 or Academic Upgrading courses, you may be eligible for these funding options.
Alberta Works Skills Investment program
Important Note: Alberta Works funding for Spring 2018 term has been depleted.
The Alberta Works Skills Investment program provides funding for Albertans in designated Full-Time and Part-Time programs. Learner eligibility is determined by Alberta Human Services. Individuals may be eligible for Income Support and Health Benefits. The amount of income support is determined by a full or part time status as well as a financial needs assessment.
If your require funding to attend training, you should explore your eligibility early. If you can answer "yes" to all of the following basic eligibility questions you may wish to further explore your eligibility for Alberta Works funding:
- Are you planning to attend ESL or Academic Upgrading at NAIT?
- Have you been out of high school for 12 consecutive months?
- Do you have an Alberta address?
- Are you a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or convention refugee?
- Do you have limited financial resources?
For complete eligibility criteria and forms you can visit Alberta Human Services, Financial Support for Training.
Apply, be accepted and have enrolled into the Academic Upgrading program or have completed the NAIT ESL placement test for students planning to attend ESL. To be considered full-time for Alberta Works funding, you must be enrolled in 3 classes. Less than 3 classes is considered part-time.
You may apply for Alberta Works funding a maximum of five months prior to the start date of training. You can apply online at My Alberta Supports or print and complete the paper application at Financial Support for Training.
As part of the Alberta Works application process, students must submit a completed Training Provider Information form. The Training Provider Information form is completed at NAIT by an Academic Advisor in The Student Service Centre. Failure to complete this step will result in delays and/or no funding being issued to you. The Training Provider Information form must be mailed back to Alberta Works along with any other forms required for your application.
Training Provider Information form (TPI) Completion Dates: (NAIT student number and/or government picture ID are required)
- Winter term (January - April 2018)
Forms are no longer being completed as funding has been depleted for the Winter 2018 term
- Spring Term (May - August 2018)
Forms are no longer being completed as funding has been depleted for the Spring 2018 term
Please check back for Training Provider Information form completion dates for future terms.
**PLEASE NOTE: Funding is limited.
When you receive your Alberta Works Funding Decision letter, you must bring it to The Student Service Centre or scan and email it to email@example.com. We will review and determined if a Sponsorship Indicator can be added to your account. (If you plan to scan and email your Funding Decision letter to NAIT, please note it can take up to 5 days to be processed.)
- For Academic Upgrading students, this must be done prior to tuition deadline or you may be dropped for non-payment.
- For ESL students, this must be done prior to the first day of classes. (Please note class enrolment will be dependent upon availability at the time in which you provide the Funding Decision letter)
Alberta Works Contact Information
For questions regarding applying for Alberta Works funding, contact Alberta Supports at 1-877-644-9992.
For information about your application after you have applied, contact the Learner Income Support Office (LISO) at 1-800-222-6485.
Attendance and Enrolment Information for Alberta Works Funded Students
If you are receiving Alberta Works funding to attend NAIT, you must adhere to the Alberta Works Funding Attendance and Enrolment policy.
If you are receiving financial support through a government sponsorship, please meet with an Academic Advisor at the Student Service Centre with the approved documentation prior to tuition deadline. For questions other than financial sponsorship, please contact with NAIT’s International Centre.
Third Party Sponsorship
If your education is being funded by a sponsor other than Provincial Aid or Alberta Works you will need to follow the Sponsored Students process as noted under NAIT Payment Methods.
For other options, review additional funding.