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. You can find how much we’ll receive from Student Aid under the Student Awards and Financial Aid information in the myStudent tab.
Please note: the information below is for loans through Student Aid Alberta. Review student loans for instructions if you're a resident of a different Canadian province.
How to use your student loan to pay your tuition fees
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.
If you’ve paid SAIT more money than you owe, the credit balance will remain on your account with SAIT until the end of the academic year. Your credit will be carried forward in your account and applied to the next applicable academic term charges or will be refunded if do not have any active registrations for future terms.
Since SAIT's fee deadline is before student loan confirmations can be completed, it is recommended students who have been approved for a student loan wait until SAIT confirms their loan before paying their tuition and fees.
Students are recommended from making any overpayments in excess of what is required, as all credits resulting from overpayments will be not refunded.
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