Students attending the Yukon School of Visual Arts may be eligible for financial assistance under one of the following programs:
Student Training Allowance
The Yukon Grant
Yukon Excellence Awards
Canada Student Loans
The Yukon Foundation
Financial Assistance for First Nations Students
Bursaries and Scholarships
Student Training Allowance may be available to eligible full-time students who have lived in the Yukon for 24 of the last 36 months. Completed applications and accompanying documents must be received in their office within 14 training days of the start of your classes. Students receiving funding for educational purposes from other funding sources and an employer are not eligible for the Student Training Allowance.
The Yukon Grant may be available to full-time students enrolled in a two-year or more post-secondary program. Applicants must have completed two years of high school in the Yukon. Applications and accompanying documents must be received in their office 6 weeks after the start of classes. Students receiving funding for educational purposes through the Yukon Government or the Government of Canada are not eligible for the Yukon Grant.
Yukon Excellence Awards are available to students who have been informed that they were granted an award. If you wish to apply your award to this academic year you must meet the Yukon Grant eligibility criteria and complete a student financial assistance application and submit the required documents.
Canada Student Loans (CSL) may be available to students attending a minimum of 12 weeks of full-time post-secondary program. Students may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $165 per week. The CSL Program will supplement student’s resources where there is a demonstrated need. This is a loan and must be repaid upon completion of your program. Full-time or part-time students with dependants enrolled in post-secondary programs may be eligible for the CSL program’s Canada Study Grant. Visit the Canada Student Loans Program web-site: www.canlearn.ca
Applications and information for Yukon Student Financial Assistance:
Yukon Grant, Student Training Allowance and Yukon Excellence Awards, Canada Student Loan programs and scholarships are available at the Yukon College Admissions Office or from the Student Financial Aid Office at Yukon Education,
The telephone number is (867) 667-5929 or toll free within Yukon: 1 (800) 661-0408 Ext 5929.
Visit their website for information and application forms at http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/advanceded/sfa/index.html
Depending on when you apply, processing of your application takes at least 2 weeks and may take up to 4 to 6 weeks by the end of the summer, so get your application in early!
The Federal Government of Canada and Provincial/Territorial Governments take an active role in providing financial assistance to post-secondary students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Students normally apply for financial assistance through their province of residency.
For more information about how to apply and qualifying for a government student loan, select your province of residency from the list below.
Alberta - www.alis.gov.ab.ca/studentsfinance/main.asp
British Columbia - www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc/welcome.htm
Saskatchewan - www.aee.gov.sk.ca/student_loans
Manitoba - www.edu.gov.mb.ca/ael/index.html
Ontario - osap.gov.on.ca
New Brunswick - www.studentaid.gnb.ca
Newfoundland - www.edu.gov.nf.ca/studentaid
Nova Scotia - studentloans.ednet.ns.ca
Prince Edward Island - www.gov.pe.ca
North West Territories - http://www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.ca
Nunavut - www.gov.nu.ca/education/eng/adult/fans/index.htm
The Yukon Foundation
The Yukon Foundation was established in 1980 by 17 Yukoners who each contributed $100 and their names and experience in various fields, to establish and register this new Yukon funding organization. It is administered under the Yukon Foundation Act.
The objectives of the Yukon Foundation are:
- To promote educational advancement and scientific or medical research for the enhancement of human knowledge
- To provide support intended to contribute to the mental, cultural and physical well-being of residents of the Yukon
- To promote the cultural heritage of the Yukon
Finacial Assistance for First Nations Students
Financial Assistance may be available to Yukon First Nations beneficiaries. For further information on eligibility and procedures to apply for financial assistance contact the Council for Yukon First Nations, 345-300 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2B5 or call (867) 667-3395. First Nations students may also be eligible for assistance from their individual FN Education Offices.
Bursaries and Scholarships
Students may be eligible for bursaries or scholarships from other sources. Many businesses and associations offer awards to students, especially when they are studying in a relevant field. For more information about scholarships and bursaries available to Yukon students, visit the Yukon Education web-site at;