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Post-Secondary Student Support Program

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Are you a registered Witset Band Member interested in post-secondary education?

Are you trying to find ways to help support your studies?

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has two funding programs that could provide financial assistance for eligible Status Indian students to help offset tuition, travel or living expenses.


Contact our academic advisor, Priscilla Michell at

To print out a Post Secondary Support Program form, click here.

 About the program


The program aims to improve the employability of First Nations students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligible post-secondary levels include:

  • community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs

  • undergraduate programs

  • advanced or professional degree programs


The program is administered by KWES in accordance with the national program guidelines. ISC provides funding for this program as part of core funding agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations.

Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support and living allowances.

In 2017-2018, ISC invested $90 million over 2 years in the Post-secondary Student Support Program and the University College Entrance Preparation Program for First Nations and Inuit students. This funding will support over 4,600 students.


If you wish to attend university for September admission, please contact us as soon as possible. Application deadline for universities such as UBC is January 15, others like UNBC is March 1; no late applications are accepted. 

Application deadline for most colleges is March 31; late applications are accepted if space permits.

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