Paying for Training

Tuition Fees

In October 2016, the Government of Alberta announced tuition fees will be frozen at 2015/2016 levels and extended for the 2017/18 academic year. This allows government to review the current tuition and fee model including apprenticeship technical training tuition. 

Base tuition fee for August 2016 - July 2018 will remain at:

  • $98.00 per week ($784 for eight weeks of technical training) and
  • $67.00 for materials.

Apprentices also pay for books, parking, student association fees, facility fees, material and consumables during their technical training. Click for additional enrolment information for specific training institutions.


There are a variety of ways that apprentices can apply for help with technical training costs and living expenses, including:

For more information on financial assistance see the Student Awards/Financial Aid office at your training institution or visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website at  

Information and application forms are available from: