Tuition And Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Choosing to continue your education is both an exciting and overwhelming decision for your future and for many students, the cost of higher education poses a major roadblock to achieving your professional goals. Luckily for you, we believe that no cost should prevent a student from joining our community and achieving their dream career. We are committed to providing affordable and accessible programs for all students, regardless of their financial background.

When you sign up for our program, you will have access to Financial Advisors and Admission Advisors who are there to support your education all year-round. Their services include:

  • Developing a financial plan that is adapted to your lifestyle and fits within your budget.
  • Keep you informed of financial aid options that are available to you such as student loans, scholarships and grants.
  • Guiding you through your financial aid application process.

Our goal is to ensure that you have all the support you need to be successful here at AEC.

For more information:

Orientation for Student Funding video HERE


All students attending the AEC diploma and certificate programs are eligible for Alberta Student Aid funding, however, the amount of financial assistance that will be granted is dependent on your application. Factors that are taken into consideration by the government when determining financial assistance vary based on personal circumstances, the program you are enrolled in, and other unique factors. Any questions you have can be addressed by our experienced and highly trained Financial Advisors or by the links below.

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In order to make education accessible to all, the AEC acknowledges that student loans and lines of credit might not be an option for some students, be it for financial, cultural or religious reasons. To accommodate these needs, the AEC does offer an Interest-Free Financing program that allows students to pay their tuition over time and interest free.

Students choosing this method of payment will pay their tuition in 4 equal payments over several months. The first payment is due at the time of the student’s enrollment and the rest will be interest- free monthly payments. The amount must be paid by the student at the beginning of every month, until the full balance has been paid.

An outstanding balance at the time of graduation will prevent students from receiving their diploma and certificate(s).

If you have any question about our Interest-Free Financing option, please speak to a Financial Advisor to discuss your options.