Affordability Framework

Download the Affordability Policy Framework

The Affordability Framework was developed in alignment with recommendations from A Learning Alberta and through extensive stakeholder consultation. It includes a comprehensive set of strategies to enhance student aid and revised Alberta's tuition fees regulation.

The framework includes the following strategies: 

  • Affordability is key to raising participation and educational attainment levels, particularly among groups that are under-represented in the system.
  • Tuition fees should be predictable and affordable and reflect a cost-sharing principle.
  • Students should be motivated, inspired and well informed about opportunities, costs, resources and benefits from obtaining post-secondary education.
  • Student financial assistance should be simplified, flexible, and responsive to learner diversity.
  • Student financial assistance programs should ensure learners have the resources they need while ensuring students graduate with manageable debts.

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