Apply now for student financial assistance.
To give you more options in today's workforce, education beyond high school is highly desirable. Pursuing that education can be expensive. To make it more affordable, the Department of Education provides Yukoners with access to funds through a variety of student financial assistance programs.
The maximum Yukon Grant funding has increased to $4,590, up from $3,740, for a typical 34-week program.
An airfare amount of $1,500 is also available to students who are studying outside the territory. Students from Yukon communities outside Whitehorse may be eligible for an additional travel amount.
First Nations citizens who receive funding from the Government of Canada may now be eligible for the Yukon Grant. This means that citizens of the following First Nations may be eligible to receive funding from the federal government as well as the Yukon Grant:
Through changes to the residency criteria, students may now be eligible if they:
Some students choose to upgrade their education through Yukon College in order to apply for post-secondary programs. These students may now be eligible to receive up to 68 weeks of funding through the Student Training Allowance without affecting their Yukon Grant eligibility.
For 25 years, the Yukon Grant has been improving access to post-secondary education for Yukon students. These changes make student financial assistance more accessible and more flexible for Yukon students.
The Student Financial Assistance Unit has a variety of programs available to help you pay for post-secondary education:
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6
1000 Lewes Blvd, Whitehorse, Yukon
Phone: 867-667-5929 Fax: 867-667-8555
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5929