If you've applied online through Student Aid Alberta and are approved for a student loan before the tuition payment deadline, SAIT will electronically confirm your full-time enrolment and request that payment is sent directly from Student Aid Alberta. This means that your tuition payment deadline will be deferred until your loan disbursement date.
If your loan does not cover the entire amount owing for tuition and fees, then you're responsible for paying the difference on or before the tuition payment deadline.
Approximately 30 days before the start date of classes SAIT will receive all Alberta Student Loan confirmations from Alberta Student Aid. Even though you might see an outstanding tuition balance on your student account, be assured, once we receive confirmation of your student loan, your tuition deadline will be extended until loans have been disbursed.
Not sure if your student loan has been confirmed? Take a look at your account on mySAIT (please note this information will not become available until the Alberta Student Loan confirmations are processed):
- Log in to mySAIT.
- Go to the myStudent tab and choose Student Awards and Financial Aid in the Finance menu.
- Choose View My Student Aid, then continue to see the details of your student loan.
The Remit to School Amount is how much money will be paid to SAIT. Ensure this is equal to the amount owing in your account summary. If the amount to be remitted is lower, you'll be responsible to pay the difference.
The Disbursement Date is when your tuition will be sent to SAIT. Your tuition payment deadline will be extended until your loan disbursement date.