The easiest way to apply is online. Paper applications are available, but they tend to take longer to be processed. Otherwise, you should find out within days if you're eligible for a loan and how much you'll receive.
Here is a step-by-step guide to applying.
1. Go to alis.gov.ab.ca. On the top bar, click on Post Secondary Students. Then click on the link for Funding your Post Secondary Education and Training. Here they'll give you information on Scholarships and Bursaries you can apply for, as well as financial planning guides.
2. Click on the online application link.
3. Fill out the application. The process is pretty simple.
Information required includes:
-Alberta Student Number
-Dependent Children Information
-Social Insurance Numbers
-Tuition, fee, textbook amounts
FYI: Filling out the application automatically applies you for government grants and bursaries that you are eligible for. This one application also automatically applies you for both Canada and Alberta Student loans.