Please click the link below to download the 2016 Student Identifier form.
Post-secondary education department
While the Post- Secondary Education Department has a set of guidelines, it does incorporate those policies and guidelines as set out by Aboriginal Affairs of Northern Canada (AANDC). The Post-Secondary Education Department and Coordinator will work very closely with the First Nation Education Steering Committee.
Some basic specifics for eligibility to apply for post-secondary funds are:
- You must be a member of Leq’a:mel First Nation
- You must be a registered Indian or Inuit person
- Be a resident in Canada for 12 consecutive months prior to application (for students studying outside of Canada, this residency requirement only applies in the first year of study);
- Be accepted by an eligible post-secondary institution;
- Be accepted into an eligible program of study (i.e. certificate, diploma, degree, or University College Entrance Preparation (UCEP); and
- Maintain continued academic standing with the institution,
Levels of Funding:
UCEP is funding provide to the applicant for the prerequisites and /or supporting courses for students to attain the academic level required for entrance into a college or university program;
- May include Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses (not Ministry of Education K-12 courses) and
- Must be offered in a Canadian post-secondary Institution
- Funded for a maximum of one academic year (as defined by the institution).
Level 1: Community College Certificate or Diploma Program
Students may receive financial assistance to complete a maximum of one program at Level 1, the length of which is defined by the institution; and
Students may receive assistance for up to one additional academic year, if the Dean or Department Head approves a one-year program extension in writing.
Level 2: Undergraduate University Programs
Students may receive financial assistance to complete a maximum of one program at Level 2, the length of which is defined by the institution; and
Students may be assisted for up to one additional academic year, if the Dean or Department Head approves a one-year program extension in writing.
Level 3: Advanced or Professional Degree Programs (e.g. dentistry, medicine, law, Masters, or Doctoral programs)
Students may receive financial assistance to complete a maximum of one advanced or professional degree program (as defined by the institution); and
Students may receive assistance for up to one additional academic year, for medical or personal reason.
With the above descriptions of the various level of funding, there are also definitions of post-secondary students who meet these requirements and post-secondary students who may not meet these requirements. The purpose to list the above information is to inform those considering post-secondary what options are possibly available to them. On this note, any student wishing to pursue post-secondary education would wish to meet with the post-secondary education coordinator, or at the least obtain a student package application.
There is expected information to be included with the student application form. This is a resume, a letter of intention or purpose for the desired course, a copy of the student’s status card, and the original current transcripts. Although transcripts and updated information such as application for term courses will be required periodically to ensure the student is in good standing.
MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – JUNE 3rd, 2015
POST-SECONDARY DEADLINE EXTENDED
TO JULY 1st, 2015
The Post-Secondary Education program will accept new funding applications for the 2015-16 academic year until midnight July 1st, 2015 (12:01am 02/07/2015).
The PSE Funding Application has been revised to maximize the education budget. This year LFN’s goal is to include as many full-time AND part-time students as possible. Part-time students may apply for professional upgrading or a self-paced program while working or on social assistance (and meeting AANDC requirements).
We ask those who have already sent their applications to RE-SUBMIT ON THE NEW APPLICATION FORM. The PSE Department sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience.
IMPORTANT: The funding application has been updated to include new requirements. Please review the application careful and ensure you have all the documentation requested in the checklist. Incomplete applications will not be assessed.
Post-Secondary Institutes refers to institutions that offer higher education programs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs.
First Nations Post-Secondary Institutes that are controlled by First Nations.
Distance Delivery refers to courses offered by a post-secondary institution via the internet, video conferencing, and/or self-study.
Full-time Student is taking at least a 60% course load as outlined by the program of study at the post-secondary institution (usually 3 courses or more).
Part-time Student is taking less than a 60% course load (usually two courses or less).