ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding
Foundational Learning Assistance program
The Foundational Learning Assistance program, formerly known as Alberta Works, provides funding for Albertans in designated full-time and part-time programs. Funding is limited and provided on a first come, first service basis to qualified applicants.
Advance Education determines learner eligibility and may include a monthly living allowance depending on full or part-time study status and a financial need assessment.
When to apply
Registration for Foundational Learning Assistance opens approximately 10-12 weeks before term start. Check this page for the most up-to-date registration dates.
For Spring 2024
Foundational Learning Assistance funding registration has closed for the upcoming Spring 2024 term as all funds have been assigned to students. Fall 2024 registration will open in June.
Before you apply
- Know if you're a new or continuing student:
Continuing students: you're considered a continuing student if you have previously attended ESL or Academic Upgrading at NAIT and received Foundational Learning funding within the previous 2 semesters.
New students: you're considered a new student if you are new to NAIT, or have attended NAIT but have not received Foundational Learning funding within the previous 2 semesters.
- Ensure you have a verified Alberta.ca Account (formerly MyAlberta Digital ID). It may take up to 10 days to receive your verified account.
- Check your funding and program eligibility, as outlined in steps 1 and 2 below.
How to apply for ESL and Academic Upgrading funding