Have you applied to an English Language Learning (ELL) or Academic Upgrading program? The Government of Alberta offers financial support to help with education and living costs.  This funding is called the Foundational Learning Assistance Program. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Please be advised that there is NO Government funding (Foundational Learning Assistance) available
for NEW learners for any programs starting in January 2024. 

Check back to this site in February 2024 for updates for programs starting in May 2024.

The following programs qualify for funding:


How to apply for funding

Step 1

We have no funded seats for WINTER 2024 programs.  We are NOT accepting any requests for funding at this time.  Please return to this page for updates for May 2024 in February 2024.  

>> Send a request  (FORM IS CLOSED)
Step 2

You will need a verified Alberta.ca account. Create your verified account.  For more information please click HERE. 

>> Create an account
Step 3 Once you have requested your funding application and set up your Alberta.ca account, the Government will send you an email to invite you to apply for funding. The email will come from foundational.learning.assistance@gov.ab.ca
Step 4 Open your email from the Government and complete your funding application!

If you need assistance, please email awfunding@bowvalleycollege.ca or book an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor HERE


Contact the Foundational Learning Assistance Program

Questions about applying for Foundational Learning Assistance Program funding? Call Alberta Supports at 1.877.644.9992.

Need information about your application after you've applied? Call the Foundational Learning Assistance Contact Centre at 1.800.222.6485.


Government of Alberta Foundational Learning Assistance was formerly called "Learner Income Support" and "Alberta Works." The information on this page is supplemental to information provided by the Government of Alberta.  

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