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Student Financial Aid Funding Criteria

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Maintaining program status is not sufficient to meet the requirements established by the Student Finance Board for full-time funding purposes. For example, to comply with the Alberta Student Finance Board requirements, full-time graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of one course over a four-month period. Course extensions are not considered in the calculation of full-time or part-time status.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she follows the financial assistance guidelines as outlined by the Student Finance Board in the province in which the student resides. The course contract of six months for a 3-credit course will be reduced to a four-month contract for AU students receiving financial aid in order to meet the full-time enrolment requirement for graduate students.

For more information on the funding criteria, please visit the AU Graduate Calendar.

Student Finance

Updated July 15 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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