Post-secondary education funding programs

Learn about post-secondary education funding programs.

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Who can apply

Financial assistance is available to registered status First Nations post-secondary students who are enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic standing within an eligible post-secondary education program and institution, or university and college entrance preparation programs.

How to apply

For members of the Kluane First Nation, Ross River Dena Council, Daylu Dena Council, and Dease River First Nation

Contact the Yukon Region office to get an application form.

Application process

  1. Fill out the application form, and mail or drop off your original signed application form to the Yukon Region office.
  2. You will be asked to provide copies of the following documents along with your application form:
    • your letter of acceptance or proof of registration from your school
    • your most recent transcripts
    • your current status card (front and back)
    • proof of any dependents you may have
    • documentary evidence of your tuition and fees
  3. You will receive a letter telling you whether or not your application was successful.
    • the letter will tell you how much money you will receive
    • you will need to sign 3 copies of a "tuition letter". This letter allows us to pay your tuition directly to your school. It also allows the school to share information with us about what courses you are taking, your attendance and your grades. Provide 1 signed original copy to the Yukon Region office, 1 signed original to your school, and keep 1 for your records
  4. Once your school has received the signed tuition letter, they will be able to invoice us directly for your tuition and mandatory fees.
  5. If you are eligible for living expenses, you will receive money at the beginning of the month.
  6. If you are pre-approved for travel costs, when you submit your receipts for travel, Yukon Region will reimburse you for eligible costs.

Application deadlines

  • Fall (September) enrolment: July 15th
  • Winter (January) enrolment: November 15th
  • Spring (May) enrolment: March 15th

Remember to get your application in early. Applications are valid for 1 school year only (from May to the following April).

Eligible costs

Depending on whether you are full-time or part-time, and where you go to school, financial assistance may be provided for expenses including:

  • tuition and other student fees
  • living expenses, including for dependents if applicable
  • books and supplies required by the student for their program of study
  • expenses associated with travel home, including for dependents if applicable

A full list of eligible expenses can be found in the current Program Guidelines available on the Post-Secondary Student Support Program page.

Funding available is not intended to cover all costs while attending school. Students can supplement funding with a part-time job, student loans, scholarships, bursaries, a Registered Educations Savings Plan, among other options. See below for other funding options to explore.

For members of other First Nations, Inuit and Métis

The Yukon Region office only processes applications for students from Kluane First Nation, Ross River Dena Council, Daylu Dena Council, and Dease River First Nation.

First Nations students from:

  • other First Nations in Yukon region can apply for funding directly from their First Nation and should contact them directly.
    • if you are registered with a self-governing Yukon First Nation, but are not a citizen of that First Nation, you can receive funding from the Yukon Region office. Contact us or your First Nation to find out more.
    • if you are a citizen of a self-governing Yukon First Nation and not able to apply for funding through your First Nation, contact us for more information.
  • the Northwest Territories who have lived in the Yukon for 12 consecutive months can apply directly through the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.

Other Indigenous students:

Other funding options

Post-secondary education programs

Contact us

Yukon Region Post-Secondary Education
Suite 415C, Elijah Smith Building
300 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2B5
Tel: 867-667-3888 or toll-free 1-800-661-0451
Fax: 867-667-3801

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