Education Funding

K-12 Education Funding

Funding from the Alberta government supports the provision of approved education programs for students and children in Early Childhood Services to Grade 12.

K to 12 education funding model

A new funding model was implemented in September 2020.

K to 12 funding

Education budget details, funding manuals and financial statements.

Education projected operational funding

Funding estimates and projections based on school jurisdictions' student enrolment.

K to 12 education financial statements

Combined statements, summary reports, and school authority audited financial statements.


The education property tax provides Alberta's education system with a stable and sustainable source of revenue. The tax supports all public and separate school students and helps pay for basic instruction costs including teacher salaries, textbooks and other classroom resources.

Funding to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system comes from 2 revenue sources:

  • general provincial revenues
  • education property taxes

Pooling the education property tax in the Alberta School Foundation Fund (ASFF) ensures that students receive a quality education no matter where they live.

All property owners pay the education property tax (with some exceptions, such as non-profit organizations and seniors' lodge facilities). People who rent or lease property may also contribute indirectly through their monthly rent or lease payments. As the education system benefits everyone, people without children in school also pay the education property tax.