Important Information


Manitoba Student Aid 2022/23 Online Application Issue

Manitoba Student Aid has been made aware of an IT system issue that has prevented our office from validating Social Insurance Numbers. Students who submitted an online application on or before July 11, 2022 may be affected. This issue has caused delays in completing assessments and affected students have not received their Notice of Assistance to confirm their eligibility for funding. An IT fix has been implemented to resolve this issue and impacted students should receive their Notice of Assistance in the upcoming weeks.

Manitoba Student Aid is contacting post secondary educational institutions informing them of this issue and advising them that a solution has been implemented. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Please continue to check your online portal for updated information.


Manitoba Student Aid 2021/22 Applications

Students who have applied for the 2021/22 program year and have not received their funding should email with the Subject Line: 2021/22 Application issue – file # and Manitoba Student Aid will fast track these emails on a priority basis.


NEW The Manitoba Student Aid application is available to full time students attending classes during the 2022/23 application year. To avoid delays in processing your application, apply now!

For more information on the 2022/23 program year changes visit the Program Updates page.


Canada-Manitoba Integration Project

The Manitoba government is currently in the process of integrating the administration of the Manitoba Student Aid (MSA) program with the Canada Student Financial Assistance Program (CSFA Program). This means that Manitoba student loans will be managed by the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC). The planned changes to the administration of student loans will be effective July 4, 2022. Note that existing loans will be managed by MSA until April 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions - Canada-Manitoba Integration Project



Manitoba Student Aid (Winnipeg) is open for phone and in-person appointments. To book, please call 1-833-ST AID MB (1-833-782-4362). Please note that the Brandon location remains closed at this time. Please see more information about in-person appointments.


Student Loan Borrowers affected by the war in Ukraine

Have you been financially affected by the war in Ukraine and need help making your student loan payments? Contact us at 204-945-6321 or toll-free at 1-800-204-1685 to fast-track your application for the Repayment Assistance Plan.


Contact us

If you still have questions, we are happy to help.

You may send an email through our website or contact us by phone:
Toll free at 1-800-204-1685 or 204-945-6321.

If you are having trouble repaying your loan, you can apply for the Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP).