Can I afford it?

We know getting an education is a big investment. We are here to help you find ways to financially support achieving your goals.

Depending on your status, different forms of financial assistance are available to you. Please select from the following options which describes you best:

I am a Status First Nations student from Saskatchewan

As a status First nations student, you may be eligible for funding through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) or the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) and these are the best places to start. To learn more about these funding opportunities contact your local First Nation or Tribal Council. This funding may include your tuition, student fees and living expenses. Should you be denied funding, it’s important to get this in writing as it will allow you to apply for alternate forms of funding. Please contact your local First Nation or Tribal Council for more information.

Post-Secondary Student Support Program

This program is administered through First Nations Communities or a First Nations designate organization. Contact your local band office or community education representative for more information.

Saskatchewan Student Loans

Saskatchewan Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school. There are also some grants and bursaries available through this process that you do not have to pay back, note which ones you are applying for.

Canada Student Loans

Canada Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school.

 

Congress for Aboriginal Peoples 

 

Student Lines of Credit 

 

Indspire

I am a Métis student from Saskatchewan

If you are a Métis students, you should contact your local Métis organization to inquire about available financial supports, including support available through the Employment and Social Development Canada’s Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy.

Gabriel Dumont Institute

Metis individuals interested in participating in this program should contact GDI Training and Employment to set up an appointment with an employment counselor at the location nearest them. GDI Training and Employment requires 60 days to review and approve funding requests. To qualify you must be 18 years of age and Metis. 

Saskatchewan Student Loans

Saskatchewan Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school. There are also some grants and bursaries available through this process that you do not have to pay back.  Make sure to note which ones you are applying for.

Canada Student Loans 

Canada Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school.

 

Student Lines of Credit 

 

Indspire

I am a Non-Indigenous student

Saskatchewan Student Loans

Saskatchewan Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school. There are also some grants and bursaries available through this process that you do not have to pay back, note which ones you are applying for.

Canada Student Loans 

Canada Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school.

 

Student Lines of Credit 

I am a Indigenous student from outside of Saskatchewan

Contact Your Local Community

There may be funding through the band closet to your current residence.Contact them to find out their eligibility. Each Community, band and tribal council has their own process and deadlines for education funding if it is available.

Canada Student Loans

Canada Student loans can lend you money to cover your tuition, books and living expenses while you are attend school.

 

Student Lines of Credit 

 

Congress for Aboriginal Peoples 

 

Indspire

Early Application Awards

All students who apply by March 1, 2019 for a program offered in 2019-2020 that is 32-weeks or longer, will be entered to win one of three $2,000 scholarships. The three selected students will receive the award if they are registered and in good standing as of September 30, 2018.

Eligible programs include all Business & Technology and Health and Community Studies programs, as well as the following Trades & Industrial Programs:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Power Engineering
  • Process Operation Technician
  • Welding Certificate

Budgeting and Planning for Your Education

Learning how to make your money last while you are in school is a major part of being successful. Know what supports are available to you but also where you may have to decrease expenses in order to make your budget balance.

External Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships you might be eligible to apply for as an SIIT student.

 

“The scholarship funding I received last year made all the difference for my family and me. To other students considering applying for scholarships: tell your story, why you are here, talk about your goals and what drives you. Scholarship providers want to help you!”

Dilynn Hunter, Business graduate from Kawacatoose First Nation, received six scholarships in 2016-17.

Career Centres

6,618

clients worked with job coaches last year

Career Centres

8 Centres

Start your career at any one of our 8 Career Centres in Saskatchewan

Scholarships

$430K

in student scholarships awarded last year

Scholarships

165

awards available to SIIT students

Academic Programs

122

SIIT programs offered in 2017-18

Academic Programs

56%

were offered at Campus locations

44%

were offered at Community locations

Academic Programs

2,432

students registered in 2017-18

We are Indigenous

93%

of students and

70%

of staff self-identify as Indigenous

We are Indigenous

Students from over

70+

First Nations attend SIIT from across Saskatchewan

Academic Programs

1,507

students completed their program in 2017-18

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