The Government of Alberta will be offering a new bursary to support post-secondary students. The New Beginnings Bursary will increase access to post-secondary education for students who face financial barriers. A total of 1,000 bursaries valued at $5,000 each will help recipients pay for tuition, fees, supplies and living costs. 

Supports will be available to students studying in key economic sectors identified in Alberta’s Recovery Plan, including energy, agriculture and forestry, tourism, culture, technology, aerospace and aviation, finance and financial technology. 

“Cost should never be a barrier to achieving your ambition. Young Albertans deserve to have the right skills and knowledge to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. The New Beginnings Bursary will be just that for many Albertans: ensuring post-secondary education remains an accessible way to get ahead,” said Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education. 

The bursary will begin supporting students in the 2022-23 academic year and will not have to be repaid as a typical loan would be. Alberta Student Aid will deliver funding automatically to student loan recipients who meet the eligibility criteria and have applied for funding for this term.