At Peerless College, our financial aid department is available to explain all your payment options and help you select a payment plan that’s right for you. We have a range of assistance programs to help you fund your college education.
We are here to answer your questions, guide you through the application process, provide information about assistance programs, and address any concerns about financing your education.
Currently, Alberta has a government-sponsored plan that provides loan assistance to qualified full-time students. The type and amount of assistance usually vary depending on your circumstances.
If you choose to fund your education through student loans, it is the college policy to apply all loan payments toward the tuition balance until the tuition and other costs are paid in full. This policy is subject to provincial regulation. Loan amounts that exceed tuition fees will be distributed directly to the student.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries.
Financial assistance may be available for students who qualify for:
- Bank Line of Credit
- Employment Insurance
- First Nations
- Private Insurance
- Scholarships Canada
- Student Line of Credit
- Workers’ Compensation Board
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a career college cost?
Tuition prices vary widely between colleges in Calgary, and will also vary depending on the type and length of the program. Peerless Institute is among the most competitively priced private colleges in Calgary. To learn more about tuition costs and the help available for students to cover the cost, contact an admissions advisor. to this item.
HowIs College free in Canada?
Tuition College is not entirely free in Canada, though many students qualify for government aid, grants, and/or funding to attend post-secondary schools. These resources are typically made available when applying for a government student loan.
Peerless Training Institute assists students with their student loan applications and also offers periodic promotions and student scholarships. For details on our current promotions and assistance with the loan and scholarship applications, contact an admissions advisor.
How What are the job prospects in Calgary with a College Diploma and do you actually get students employed after graduation?
We believe in education that gets you hired, and we make it our mission to help each and every student succeed in their career. We have full-time dedicated career counselors and offer employment preparation courses within each program to ensure our students are equipped to get a job. We have established relationships with top employers in the industry, and work hard to help secure job placements for our students. In some cases, we even hire our own graduates. We also offer various employment resources, such as networking events, career fairs, job boards, and more.
All Peerless Training alumni have access to our career counseling resources for life, plus we offer program upgrading to ensure your education stays up to date and relevant within your field.
Job prospects for those in Calgary with a college diploma are strong according to a labor market survey done by Statistics Canada in 2019. Those with a college diploma had a 70 percent employment rate when compared to 32 percent for those without any education. Alberta’s labor market is also forecasted to have a shortage of around 7,200 workers by 2023, which means numerous job opportunities for graduates.
Are your programs fully online or do I have to physically attend the college classes?
Some of our programs can be completed online, while others require students to attend our Calgary campus for labs and demonstrations due to the nature of the course content. These include several of our healthcare programs. Contact an admissions advisor for more information on the program(s) you are interested in.
What is the difference between Career College and University?
A career college is a post-secondary institution that offers specialized education required to enter a specific field of work. This is different from university degrees, which offer a broad base of knowledge and require students to commit to a full four years of education before entering the workforce. Career college education provides a more specialized, career-focused training program that can be completed in a matter of months — typically less than one year.
This also means students will usually pay much less in overall tuition at a career college, making their educational investment more worthwhile. With a strong focus on career-specific requirements and practicums, career colleges like Peerless Training Institute can help bring you closer to your dream job more quickly.
What is the best college in Calgary for international students and what are the benefits of studying at a college in Calgary?
We are committed to supporting international students’ pursuit of higher education. We are proud to have a multicultural campus that provides excellent educational value to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Canada, in particular, is a country that has always welcomed people of different cultures and ethnicities. Calgary is also one of the best places to settle for newcomers as the city has one of the lowest tax rates and one of the highest employment rates in the country.
How much does a career college cost?
Typically students at a career college will take one course at a time, but in some cases, there maybe two. Our programs offer flexibility with class schedule, depending on your diploma of study, including your choice of morning, evening, and weekend classes.
Many of our courses are also offered in an online or blended learning option, allowing you to attend your lectures from home at your convenience, any time of day or night. Students, including international students, have the freedom to work up to 20 hours per week, and can sometimes even work full-time during breaks and holidays.