Changes to the POST SECONDARY Support Program

Due to massive cuts in the post secondary budget, the Kanehsatake Education Center has to make the necessary changes to our Post Secondary Support Program. The new rates will be in effect May 1, 2015.

As well, deadlines will be strictly enforced, no late applications will be accepted.

For a list of funding levels as of May 1st, see the Post secondary funding page.

Funding forms / Request for fundingDeadline
Fall semester June 15th
Winter semester November 15th
Spring Semester May 15th
Documents required in filesDeadline
Fall semester January 31st
Winter semester June 15th
Spring / Summer September 15th
Detailed tuition invoice / Weekly schedule Deadline
Fall semester September 30th
Winter semester January 31st
Spring / Summer June 15th
Confirmation of attendance Monthly by the 22nd of each month or no payments will be issued

Late applications will not be accepted. Students must be in good academic standing to be entitled to funding.

Limits of funding: Actual length of program, plus one semester if required for completetion of program.

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Are you thinking about going further in your education? Indian and Northern Affairs Canada provides funding support to eligible Indian students to help First Nations students obtain certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and advanced degrees and to assist students with the cost of tuition fees, compulsory student fees, required books and living allowances

The Kanehsatà:ke Education Centre (KEC) manages the available resources of the Post-Secondary Education Program and the University College Entrance Preparation Program. To be eligible, a post-secondary education student must:

  1. Be registered on the Kanehsatà:ke Membership List
  2. Be a resident in Canada for 12 consecutive months prior to applying for PSE
  3. Be accepted by an eligible post-secondary institution
  4. Be accepted into an eligible program of study (i.e. certificate, diploma, degree, or University College Entrance Preparation (UCEP); and,
  5. Maintain continued academic standing with the institution.

INAC requirements include limits on the time allowed for each type of program, as well as limits on funding levels, on the type of program and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. If you are approved for funding, you are responsible:

If you would like to know more about the Post-Secondary Education program, please call Valerie Tewisha at (450) 479-8358, ext. 226. Or, you can call Diane Nelson at extension 229; Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Post-Secondary Education Program with application form and Student Handbook.