About Us

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:

  • Tuition

  • Textbooks

  • Supplies

  • Living Allowance

  • Daily Travel (if applicable)

  • Seasonal Travel (if applicable)

You can apply for funds to cover the cost of:

  • Tutoring

  • Special clothing and equipment

  • One-time only security deposit

  • One-time only licensing exam fees

Student Responsibility

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

Application deadlines:

March 1st Annually for September - August funding term

August 1st Annually for January - August funding term

No later than NOON 

Post Secondary Funding Application

TVT Application

To receive an application you may: 

Progress Report Form

Text Book Form

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Tutor Form


Contact Us

If there’s anything you’d like to know about our Post Secondary funding and applications, please get in touch with Vivien (vivien.louie@ahousahted.ca) or Amy Jack (amy.jack@ahousahted.ca). Or any other education questions.

Ahousat, BC V0R 1A0, Canada

250-670-9660 (fax)

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