The Post Secondary department provides support for qualified Ahousaht First Nation students who are working towards a certificate, diploma, BC, MA, or PhD at a public institution.
Programs must meet the following criteria:
Have secondary school completion or equivalent as a requisite for entry.
Be a minimum of one academic year in length
Be an accredited program offered at a public institution
Have a certificate, diploma, or degree awarded upon successful completion.
Policies & Procedures
AEA Post Secondary Policies and Procedures guidlines are sitting with the AEA lawyer for review.
When AEA reviews and accepts the Policies and Procedures, it will be given to P/S students. Until this happens AEA is utilizing NTC Post Secondary Policies and Procedures Handbook.
Full time P/S funding covers:
Daily Travel (if applicable)
Seasonal Travel (if applicable)
You can apply for funds to cover the cost of:
Special clothing and equipment
One-time only security deposit
One-time only licensing exam fees
Available Funding Months
All students MUST write an English Assessment
If a student's program requires Math for enrolments, a Math Assessment will be required.
Students must enroll in courses that correspond with their assessment results
A study skills/communications course is a requirement for college prep funding
Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 per semester
The amount of available funding months breaks down as follows:
College Prep: 8 months for general studies. 16 months for Forestry, Science, and Nursing
Diploma Program: 24 Months
Bachelor of Arts or Science: 40 Months
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 48 months
Post Degree Program: 8 months
Masters Degree: 24 months
Law Degree: 32 months
PhD Degree: 32 months
Technical Vocational Training (TVT) Funding
Students who want to pursue studies that do not fall under the P/S funding program are encouraged to submit an application for TVT funding. TVT funding will cover tuition, books, and supplies up to and not more than $1,000 per fiscal year. The TVT funding program does not have funds for living allowance
Applications & Forms
March 1st Annually for September - August funding term
August 1st Annually for January - August funding term