A student must be enrolled for a period of study at a post-secondary
school and/or program, which has been designated for Manitoba Student
Aid purposes (eligible). This means both the school and the program
must meet the Designation
Designation is the process through which schools and their programs are deemed eligible for government student financial assistance programs. Schools and their programs must be designated (approved) by Manitoba Student Aid before students can receive student financial assistance. To determine if your school and program have already been approved, see the sections "School Search" and "Program Search" below.
For more information, you can review the Designation Policy ( 217 KB) or contact the designation office of Manitoba Student Aid at 204-945-7486.
Using the School and Program Search feature below, you will be able to determine if your school has been approved for Manitoba Student Aid purposes.
If you are unable to find your school on the list, this may mean that the school you wish to attend has not yet been reviewed for designation as an eligible school. You must then submit a paper application, along with a recent school calendar or catalogue (or the direct link to the school's website), to Manitoba Student Aid to initiate the designation process. Also include an email address to the registrar of the school when completing your application.
Apply Early because if the school you plan to attend is ineligible for assistance from Manitoba Student Aid, you will need to check with your school or other agencies for funding for your studies.
If your school has already been approved for Manitoba Student Aid purposes, you can use the same search feature below to determine if your program has also been approved. Once you have selected your school, a program listing will be displayed.
If the name of the program is not on the list, this may mean the program you wish to attend has not yet been reviewed for approval as an eligible program for Manitoba Student Aid purposes. You must then submit a paper application to Manitoba Student Aid to initiate this process.
Please note that if your program is listed as approved, but you want to take an "e-learning" version of it, the "e-learning" version must be reviewed and approved separately. If it has been reviewed, the "e-learning" version will appear on the list. If it does not appear on the list, you must submit a paper application to Manitoba Student Aid to initiate this process.
If your program is listed as an ineligible program, you will need to check with your school or other agencies for funding your studies.
If the program is approved as a "part-time" program it will be listed as such and you cannot apply via the Internet. You will need to contact your school or Manitoba Student Aid for an application for part-time studies.