There are different ways to pay for basic education, academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL).
If you are:
- 19 years old or younger on September 1, you can explore taking tuition-free high school courses:
- learning for yourself, you are expected to pay for your education
- learning for a new or better job, and can’t pay for your education, financial supports may be available
Types of funding
Most financial assistance is for full-time programs, but not everyone can study full-time. For example, you may need to work while you learn to keep up with ongoing expenses. See how to pay for your post-secondary education, for more information, or see if you qualify for these support programs:
Community adult learning
Programs that offer part-time, informal learning options, like community adult learning, provide supports that help you with:
- child care
- waived fees
Contact a community adult learning provider in your area to find out what they provide.
Foundational Learning Assistance
Foundational Learning Assistance can help pay for education and living costs for students in foundational learning or skills development programs.
Find out about eligibility and how to apply for Foundational Learning Assistance.
Was this page helpful?
Your submissions are monitored by our web team and are used to help improve the experience on Alberta.ca.