ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding
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.
ESL and Academic Upgrading
Foundational Learning Assistance funding registration has closed for the Fall 2023 term. Funding registration for Winter 2024 will open on October 11, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. MST for continuing students only. Registration for new students will open October 18.
The process to apply for funding has changed. To apply, all students must verify their account through Alberta.ca Account (formerly MyAlberta Digital ID). It may take up to 10 days to receive your verified account.
Continuing students: you are 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 are 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.
How to access funding for ESL and academic upgrading
Foundational Learning Assistance Program Contact Information
The Foundational Learning and Skills Development Contact Centre can help you with:
- Your Foundational Learning Assistance application
- Questions about your application status
- Changes to your application
You can contact them via phone at 780.427.3722, or toll free at 1.800.222.6485