Important Information


Canada-Manitoba Integration Project

The Manitoba government is currently in the process of integrating some of the administration of the Manitoba Student Aid (MSA) program with the Canada Student Financial Assistance (CSFA) program. This means that the loan disbursement and repayment of Manitoba student loans will be managed by the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC). Note that existing loans in repayment will be managed by MSA until July 1, 2023, and students will continue to submit new student loan applications, requests for reassessments and appeals for funding to MSA as that part of the MSA program is not changing.

Frequently Asked Questions - Canada-Manitoba Integration Project


NEW Spring/Summer applications are now available. To avoid delays in processing your application, apply now!


New process for receiving T4A

Students who received a Manitoba Bursary or a Canada Student Grant for Services & Equipment in 2022 will receive a T4A slip from Manitoba Student Aid. T4A slips will be available in your Student Aid Online Portal at the end of February.

Please note that Manitoba Student Aid does not issue T4A slips for Manitoba Student Loans because they are not considered income as per Canada Revenue Agency policy.


Manitoba Student Aid system issues

Manitoba Student Aid’s online portal (SAO) is experiencing intermittent connectivity issues, and as a result, you may not be able to immediately access your online account. If you are unable to access your online account, please try again later. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


Click here to obtain an overview of the Manitoba Student Aid program.


Manitoba Student Aid Westman Regional Office in Brandon

Please be advised that the Manitoba Student Aid Westman Regional Office in Brandon is now permanently closed. All provincial services continue to be available from the address below.

Manitoba Student Aid
401-1181 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0T3


  • Students needing to submit documents that require signatures in ink, can send them by mail or drop them off at the address listed above.
  • Students needing to submit documents that do not require an ink signature, can email them to:
  • Please refer to your Manitoba Student Aid online portal to determine which documents require signatures in ink.
  • A drop box is available at the Winnipeg location (east side of the building beside the Wall Street entrance).


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.


Student loan borrowers affected by provincial wildfires or the war in Ukraine

Have you been financially affected by provincial wildfires or 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).