No child is ever denied access to an education in the CBE because of an inability to pay. If you can’t afford the fees, there are several ways to qualify for a central fee waiver.
Approved applications will have the following fees (if applicable) waived for the school year:
Waiver applications for the current school year are available from September 1 through your
MyCBE account. The deadline for waiver applications is June 30 of the applicable school year. Waiver applications that are submitted past the deadline may not be approved.
A new fee waiver application form must be completed for each school year.
Low-Income with proof of government support
A family is approved for a municipal or provincial support program during the current school year, including:
Both the applicant and student(s) names must appear on the documents
Low-income due to sudden loss of income
A family suddenly falls under the low-income threshold (as defined by the
Alberta Child Health Benefit guide). The loss of income may be due to job loss, illness/injury, or enrolment in a full-time post-secondary institution, etc.
Proof of current household income, suggested supporting documents:
Government Sponsored Refugee
A family are Convention refugees sponsored by the Government of Canada
Death of a Parent/Legal Guardian or Student
A family has experienced the death of a parent/legal guardian or student within 12 months of the school year.
A family has experienced a traumatic life event (such as a natural disaster or a life-altering illness/injury) and are unable to pay for school fees as a result.
Shelter/Social Services Protection
A family resides in a shelter or is under social services protection.
Please note: In addition to the steps below to have fees waived, you will still need to register for all services by filling out and submitting the required online forms.
Review the waiver categories and gather your supporting documents. Photocopies are accepted.
Complete the Central Fee Waiver application online at MyCBE. Refer to the categories above to ensure that you provide all the supporting documents. Applications that do not have all the required documentation cannot be assessed.
Applications can take up to 8-12 weeks to process. To allow sufficient time to process your application, please apply as soon as possible. The final deadline for application is June 30 of the applicable school year.
Maximum Qualifying Income (effective July 1, 2015)
Single parent with 1 child
Single parent with 2 children
Single parent with 3 children
Single parent with 4 children
Couple with 1 child
Couple with 2 children
Couple with 3 children
Couple with 4 children*
*For each additional child, add $4,973
* For information regarding the Alberta Child Health Benefit, please call 310-0000 then dial
780-427-6848 (toll free) or visit the
website. Please note it can take several weeks to receive coverage.
Please note: CBE follows the Alberta Child Health Benefits (ACHB) income guidelines to determine waiver eligibility. The ACHB plan is for families with limited incomes. It pays for health services, prescription drugs and dental care for children up to age 18, and up to age 20 if they live at home and are attending high school up to Grade 12.
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