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Financial Aid

For all student financial aid questions (including student loans, emergency funding, and bursaries), contact Funding Advising, at the Lamb Learner Success Centre. Funding Advising can help guide you through the financial resources available to you as a SAIT student.

Funding Advising
Lamb Learner Success Centre
SAIT Polytechnic

Where: MC221, Stan Grad Centre
When: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Questions? Call 403-284-7054 or email [email protected]

SAITSA Services & Programs To Help Students on a Budget

SAITSA Food Bank
Students in need of emergency food relief will receive an immediate supply of up to one week’s worth of food. SAITSA can assist with completing a referral to the Calgary Food Bank for longer term support. Hampers may be requested at the SAITSA Resource Centre (MC107) in the Stan Grad Centre.

Where: MC107, Stan Grad Centre
When: Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Questions? Call 403-210-4323 or email [email protected]

 

Good Food Box
Buy a box of fruits and vegetables at a student friendly price, courtesy of Community Kitchens of Calgary.

The boxes come in three approximate sizes:
20 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $20.00
30 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $25.00
40 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $30.00

Orders must be placed and pre-paid in cash only at the SAITSA Resource Centre office (MC107). Orders are placed once per month and can be picked up the following week.

NOTE: No boxes in May, June, July and August.

Boxes not claimed by 4:30pm on the pick-up date are given away to students in need.

Where: MC107, Stan Grad Centre
When: Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Questions? Call 403-210-4323 or email [email protected]

 

SAITSA Student Support Centre

Our student peers will work with you to find a resource or place to help you meet your needs. They can help you in many ways.

Some examples are:

  • Talk to you about community groups/agencies and what they do
  • Connect you to services that can help with food, clothing and shelter
  • Connect you to resources to help you with budget and money management

Where: NJ105, Senator Burns Building
When: Monday – Friday 9AM to 8PM
Questions? Call 403-210-5823 or email [email protected]

SAITSA Awards

SAITSA gives out more than 20 financial awards annually to outstanding students for involvement in SAITSA or various other criteria. Please click here for more information on how to apply.

 

SAITSA Resource Centre

Other ways to save on your cost of living available at SAITSA Resource Centre (MC107):

  • SAITSA Community Volunteer Income Tax Program designed to help individuals with limited income file their taxes for free (only available in March)
  • Full service printing, binding, laminating and other finishing services for all of your projects at student friendly prices
  • Courtesy phone for free local phone calls
  • Discount ski-lift tickets, Flames and Stampeders tickets, and movie passes
  • Job opportunities with SAITSA
  • Save or pay off loans with Aeroplan points through Higher Ed Points

Other Community Resources

Money Mentors: www.moneymentors.ca

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – Government of Canada: http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/Eng/financialLiteracy