Post-Secondary Education

Information for Students

Are you a First Nation or Inuit student interested in post-secondary education? Are you registered for post-secondary studies? Are you trying to find ways to help support your studies?

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) has two funding programs that could provide financial assistance for eligible Status Indian and Inuit students to help offset tuition, travel or living expenses.

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

If you are a First Nation or Inuit student who is registered with an eligible post-secondary institution for either full-time or part time studies you may qualify for financial support.

University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP)

Are you taking courses to prepare yourself for post-secondary degree or diploma programs?

If you are an eligible Status Indian or Inuit student registered for university or college entrance programs to help you achieve the academic requirements necessary for entrance into a post-secondary degree or diploma program, you may qualify for financial assistance.

Aboriginal Bursaries and Scholarships

Are you looking for financial support to help you with the next step in your education?

The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives available across Canada which are offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others.

Information for Post-Secondary Institutions

Post-Secondary Partnerships Program (PSPP)

Eligible post-secondary institutions can now apply for funding to design and deliver university- and college-level courses tailored for First Nations and Inuit students. Proposals will be accepted until March 2, 2016 at midnight, local time.

The Post-Secondary Partnerships Program replaces the Indian Studies Support Program effective April 1, 2014.

Note: This call for proposals is limited to institutions only.  If you are a student, please go to the "Information for Students" section of our website.

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