Apply for a grant as a full-time Yukon College student

  • Eligibility for the Student Training Allowance
  • How much can you receive
  • Submit your application
  1. Eligibility for the Student Training Allowance
    • Studying at Yukon College.
    • Full-time student enrolled in 9 credits or more.
    • Program is a minimum of 3-weeks' long.
    • Yukon resident:
      • you must be legally entitled to remain in Canada; and
      • have lived in Yukon for 2 years right before your classes start.
    • Not eligible to apply for funding through any other jurisdiction.

    If you were out of the territory for school

    Yukon students who are out of territory in full-time studies are considered as residents. Contact Student Financial Assistance if you have questions.

    Eligibility for student financial assistance in other jurisdictions

    You are not eligible for the Student Training Allowance if you are eligible to apply for funding from another jurisdiction.

    Another territory, province or country outside Yukon will consider as a resident:

    • a student;
    • their parent; or
    • another supporting person.

    This may happen when a person has resided outside of Yukon for at least 12 months.

    Examples

    You are eligible in another jurisdiction when:

    • your parents moved away from Yukon to another province for at least 12 months; and
    • you have been in full-time post-secondary studies since leaving high school.
  2. How much can you receive

    How long can you receive funding?

    • Maximum of 40 weeks per year.
    • Maximum of 170 weeks over your lifetime.

    Amounts for the 2019-20 academic year

    • Student only: $110 per week.
    • Student and 1 dependent: $159 per week.
    • Student and 2 dependents: $185 per week.
    • Student and 3 dependents: $206 per week.
    • Student and 4 or more dependents: $230 per week.

    Who qualifies as a dependent?

    A dependent is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who normally lives with the student and can be:

    • a child (natural, adopted or stepchild) under the age of 18; and/or
    • a spouse whose income is less than $110 per week.

    Students who live outside Whitehorse

    • If you maintain a residence in Whitehorse and one in your home community: $87.00 per week.
    • If you are travelling to school from one community to another, you may be eligible for an additional travel allowance. Talk to Student Financial Assistance to find out more.

    Can I receive the Student Training Allowance and the Yukon Grant?

    No, you cannot receive the Student Training Allowance and the Yukon Grant at the same time. You have to choose the grant that suits you best if you:

    • attend Yukon College; and
    • are eligible for both grants.

    Can I combine the 2 grants?

    You can receive a total of 170 weeks of funding from the Student Training Allowance and the Yukon Grant.

    For example, if you:

    • use 68 weeks of the Student Training Allowance;
    • will have 102 weeks of funding left for either Student Training Allowance or the Yukon Grant.

    Can I receive other funding and the Student Training Allowance?

    Students can get funding from another source and still qualify for the Student Training Allowance if the other fund is only for:

    • books; and/or
    • tuition costs.

    If you expect to receive funding from another source, discuss this with Student Financial Assistance.

  3. Submit your application

    Application deadline

    No later than 14 school days after your classes start.

    How to apply

    Online application

    1. Register and apply online.
    2. You must submit to our office:
    3. Submit the completed form.

    Paper application

    1. Download or pick up from our office the mandatory forms:
    2. A copy of your letter of acceptance from Yukon College.
    3. Submit the completed forms.

    How to submit your application

    In person: Education Building (entrance to parking on Hospital Road), 1000 Lewes Boulevard in Whitehorse. We’re open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: sfa@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-667-8555
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Student Financial Assistance (E-1)
    Box 2703,
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    When will you find out about your grant application?

    Processing an application can take up to 8 weeks. This can be longer if you are going to an institution outside Canada. You will receive a letter in the mail.

    Online applications

    You can also check your Student Financial Assistance account.

    1. Log in.
    2. Select “Check the status of applications”.

    Paper applications

    You can follow up with Student Financial Assistance. Email: sfa@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5929, toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, local 5929.

    How is the Student Training Allowance paid?

    • Before your payments begin, the college will send an email to your Yukon College email address outlining your sign-in process.
    • You will be required to sign-in regularly to receive your Student Training Allowance.
    • Yukon College makes a direct deposit to your bank account every 2 weeks.

    Do I have to pay back my Student Training Allowance?

    The Student Training Allowance is a grant. You don’t have to pay it back. The only reasons you might have to repay the grant is if you:

    • receive an overpayment;
    • withdraw from your program; or
    • drop to part-time status.

    You can appeal a Canada Student Loan/Grant decision

    Find out how to appeal a loan or grant decision.


Contact 

Various organizations offer scholarships:

  • community groups;
  • religious organizations;
  • First Nations;
  • financial institutions; and
  • businesses.

Contact your high school counsellor or an advisor at your institution to find out more. If you have questions, email: sfa@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5929, toll-free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, local 5929.