Government Loans and Grants

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The ELA Advantage

Elevated Learning Academy is Licensed and Designated through the Private Career Colleges Training Branch and the Ministry of Advanced Education, which enables Canadian eligible students to access all government student loan and grant programs.
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Benefits of applying for Government Student Loans and Grants

Grants are free money, which can also help cover your educational costs. Grants  don’t have to be reapid unless your eligibility changes.
The Loan portion of your funds is interest-free for the duration of the course. If you don’t use the Loan money then you can pay it all back at the end of the course and not pay any interest.
You won’t need to start making minimum monthly payments on your Loan for 6 months after completing the program. 
If you’re ever unable to pay your monthly payment on your loan then you can contact the Student Finance office and apply for repayment assistance.

How to apply for Government Student Loans and Grants

Step 1.

Set an appointment with Elevated Learning Academy to discuss your personal eligibility situation and to pick up an application form OR Alberta students can apply here online. Here are also some other provinces' sites, for out-of-province students' reference:

Step 2.

We’re happy to assist you with filling out your loan application form. Some information that you’ll need to have handy for your application form:

    • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Your total previous year’s Income (Line 150 from your last Income Tax Return). If you didn’t file taxes last year then your best estimate will do. To find out more information about your income you can contact Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281
    • Those residing in Alberta for at least 12 months will also require an Alberta Student Number (ASN). If you don’t know or don’t have an Alberta Student Number then you can get yours from the Learner Registry.

Step 3.

In order to better plan your finances, you can check approximately how much funding you can receive by going on your province's Student Aid website and seeing the preliminary amount. One of ELA's Student Relations Coordinators can also assist you with this task. Please contact us and we'll be happy to assist. 

Government Student Loan/Grant Living Expense Assumptions

In addition to your educational costs, living costs/allowances in the context of your household status (i.e. marital status, number of dependents, and whether paying rent/mortgage) are considered as part of your financial needs when your application is assessed for student funding. Do keep in mind, that funding is capped for each type of program length, and may not cover all of your expenses. Please refer to Alberta Student Aid's Allowable Costs page for complete and up to date details. 

If you need further assistance you can contact the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre:

  • Phone: Toll free in North America at 1-855-606-2096
                (Student funding advisors are available
                 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
                 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday)

If you are a current or former student in need of assistance regarding your Canada Student Loan you can contact National Student Loans Service Centre:

  • Phone: 1-888-815-4514 or visit their website

Calgary (Main) Campus - Virtual students please use this campus. 

Our Provincial Education number is 7353, Institution Number is 246374 and the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma’s Calgary Program Number is 59026 and specialization number is 92135.

Edmonton Campus

Our Institution Number is 254004 and the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma’s Edmonton Program Number is 62105 and specialization number is 99173.

Monselito BunyiMonselito Bunyi
15:15 18 Aug 21
I just finished and graduated in Diploma for Personal Fitness Trainer. I have learned so much and my brain got full knowledge from the best instructors in school. Crystal, Jarred and Leah are really the best! They have established credibility in their knowledge and they really care about the students. The excellence in their teaching styles have different strokes but have the same goal, and that is the CARE to share their knowledge to us and make us to become the excellent fitness professional.For those who are still thinking about starting a fitness career, this school is my HIGHLY recommended for your guys. Your tuition fee is all worth it. You will not be disappointed and you will finish this school with a smile in your heart and full of knowledge in your brain and you will become successful!
22:44 17 Aug 21
Took the personal trainer course and it was easily the best educational experience I've had by far. The instructors are unreal and just a fountain of knowledge. I would do it all over again if I could. If you're considering your options for any certifications they offer just pick ELA, you wont be disappointed.
Pengwen (DJ Pengwen)Pengwen (DJ Pengwen)
19:59 12 Mar 20
I was enrolled (and completed) the personal fitness trainer program. It's also worth noting that I'm a massage therapist, with a strong knowledge of muscles and their movement, and I still found this program challenging. But it's also worth it.The instructors genuinely want to see people succeed, both in the program and out in the real world, and although the course requires you to be quite self-driven, they will provide you with the resources and assistance where able to ensure you succeed.I would also like to point out, ensure you can structure a healthy work/school/life balance before enrolling. It'll help a lot. :)
Bonnie LangBonnie Lang
20:11 29 Jul 19
I cannot recommend working with ELA enough! I spoke to one of their classes and received a warm welcome, great questions, and lots of interest for a practicum. I was impressed with their level of professionalism but also "real" nature and honesty around the personal training industry.From the class, I was able to work with a practicum student and loved how she was always ready to watch, interact, and even take over on the spot. I appreciated her enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and great people skills - she made people at ease and jumped right into their sessions with them.I'm grateful for a fun experience with ELA and would recommend connecting with them for any personal trainer/business owner in the fitness industry.
Erin GaboraErin Gabora
00:17 27 Mar 19
After much research I came across Elevated Learning Academy. I decided to enroll in the Personal Fitness Teainer Diploma program and I am so glad I did. The instructors, Leah and Daniel were extremely knowledgeable and prepared me for the industry I was entering into. I would recommend anyone interested in becoming certified to check them out. You get the practical work along with the textbook work!

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