Alberta Works Full-Time Income Support eligibility is determined by Human Services criteria. While attending a Human Services (Alberta Works) approved training program, individuals may be eligible for Income Support (90K pdf) and Health Benefits (90K pdf). The amount of income support is determined by a financial needs assessment.
Full-Time Learner Income Support Application Process
1. Choose a program.
Decide on the program or courses you wish to take. If you require assistance to determine which best suits your needs and/or helps you reach your employment goal you can contact the Academic Upgrading, English as a SecondLanguage (ESL) or Student Recruitment departments to get the guidance you need. You may also be interested in visiting our Prospective Students website for all your options, or browse our full-time programs.
2. Speak to a Financial Aid Specialist.
Come into the NAIT Financial Aid office to speak to a Financial Aid Specialist to see what your available funding options are. Drop-In appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If full-time Skills Investment Program (SIP) funding is an option, you will be given the paperwork to fill out including:
- NAIT Alberta Works Assessment Form (MB xlsm)
- Register a Person (406K pdf)
- Learner Income Support Application (781K pdf)
- Application Completion Instructions (108K pdf)
3. Submit the paperwork.
Complete all paperwork and attach any required documentation as outlined in the funding package. Once complete you can return the paperwork to the NAIT Financial Aid office and be booked an appointment for an assessment. For full-time NAIT programs this will include verification of program acceptance.
Please note: Learners who return with incomplete paperwork will not be booked an appointment until it is complete. Assessments are booked on a first come first serve basis so timeliness is important.
4. Attend your assessment appointment.
The Assessment process is a requirement of Human Services for any student who wishes to receive Alberta Works Full-Time Income Support for Learners. During this assessment the Financial Aid Specialist will review your paperwork and ask questions to determine your eligibility for the program. Eligible candidates will complete a Service Agreement and have their application sent to Learner Income Support for processing.
Learners who do not qualify for the grant will be informed and alternate options for funding can be discussed.
5. Receive decision letter.
Once an application has been sent to Learner Income Support it can take up to 8 weeks to process. Once processed you will receive a Funding Assessment Decision letter in the mail which will explain the benefits you will receive during the training period.
Please note: Changes to a Learners situation during the training period may affect grant amount and/or eligibility. Learner will need to complete a Change in Circumstance (696K pdf) form and submit it to Learner Income Support with any changes that occur while attending training.