Funding Increase

Creating more student spaces

Effective immediately, the Government of Alberta is increasing post-secondary funding in Campus Alberta by $50 million.

This funding is designed to help Alberta's publicly-funded institutions address specific enrolment pressures and help ensure more students get the education they need.

The money is being awarded as a 2.6 per cent increase of the Campus Alberta grant for the 20 institutions that saw a budget reduction in Budget 2013.

Investment in students remains a top priority for Government and increasing enrolment was a continuing issue for many post-secondary institutions. Each institution will maintain a focus on putting students first and using the money where it will have the greatest impact – the classroom. Each institution will determine what programs will see increased funding.

In real terms it will allow our post-secondary institutions to continue providing the next generation of Albertans with the education and training they need to keep our economy running at full speed.

For information on how much increased funding each institution will receive, read the fact sheet.