Going to school can be expensive. Tuition, ancillary fees and text book costs all add up. This information will assist you in applying for funding to help you meet these expenses. Information, application forms and help with applying are also available from the financial aid advisor, located in the Admissions Office at Yukon College.
Yukon Government Programs
The following programs are administered by Yukon Government’s Student Financial Assistance Office. You can apply online or you can visit the office in the Education Building at 1000 Lewes Boulevard. The phone number is 867.667.5929 or toll-free 1.800.661.0408, ext. 5929. The website is www.education.gov.yk.ca/advanceded/sfa/index.html.
Student Training Allowance
To be eligible for student training allowance, you must be a full-time Yukon College student and you must have resided in the Yukon for two years before classes begin. You have to apply no later than 14 school days after classes start and you must also submit a copy of your letter of acceptance or authorization to register. Student Training Allowance is paid out every two weeks during the term. .
The Yukon Grant
You can qualify for the Yukon Grant as a dependent, an independent or a new resident student. Different criteria apply to each category, but in each case, you must have lived in the Yukon for a period of time before being eligible. It is available for post-secondary studies only and you must apply within six weeks of the start of classes. The Yukon Grant is paid out in a lump sum.
Canada Student Loans and Grants
Canada Student Loans may be available to full-time and part-time students attending a post-secondary program. This is a loan and must be repaid when you finish your program. Full-time or part-time post-secondary students with dependants may be eligible for the Canada Student Grant.
Skills Development, Yukon Government, Advanced Education Branch
You may be eligible for educational assistance to help you re-enter the workforce if you:
- Are currently receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits; OR
- Have established a regular EI benefit period that ended within the last three years; OR
- Have established a maternity/parental benefit period which began within the last five years for which you received benefits and subsequently left the labour force to care for the child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.
For more information and to apply, please contact Employment Central at 867.393.8270.
First Nation Students
Financial assistance may be available to Yukon First Nation beneficiaries/citizens who are accepted into post-secondary programs. For information on eligibility and procedures to apply for financial assistance, please contact your First Nation’s education office.
Bursaries and scholarships are money that has been made available by organizations, businesses and individuals to support students. Some are for students in certain programs and some are targeted at certain kinds of students. Check out our awards page for details about awards of particular interest to Yukon College students.
Yukon College Entrance Scholarships
Yukon College offers two entrance scholarships to each Yukon school with students graduating from Grade 12. The scholarships are awarded based on nominations from the high schools and cover a year’s tuition in any Yukon College program. Yukon high school students who are interested in this valuable opportunity should contact their high school counselor or principal.