Depending on your status, different forms of financial assistance are available to you. Please select from the following to explore options for funding. If you require assistance, please contact supportservices@siit.ca.

I am a Status First Nations student from Saskatchewan
As a status First Nations student, you may be eligible for funding through 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 that you do not have to pay back.

Canada Student Loans

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

Congress for Aboriginal Peoples 
Student Lines of Credit 
Indspire
I am a Métis student from Saskatchewan

If you are a Métis student, you should contact your local Métis organization to inquire about available financial supports.

Gabriel Dumont Institute Funding

Metis individuals looking for funding 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 that you do not have to pay back.

Canada Student Loans 

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

 

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 that you do not have to pay back.

Canada Student Loans 

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

 

Student Lines of Credit 
I am an Indigenous student from outside of Saskatchewan
Contact Your Local Community

There may be funding available through the First Nation or Tribal Council closest to your current residence. Each Community, First Nation and Tribal Council has their own process and deadlines for funding. Contact supportservices@siit.ca for more information on accessing local funding.

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

SIIT Awards

SIIT is committed to the recognition of students who strive for academic excellence, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle as students, parents, and community members. To qualify to receive SIIT Awards, recipients must maintain at least 90% attendance average and an academic average of 60% or greater throughout the semester or academic year. Students are encouraged to inquire about the availability of scholarships, awards and bursaries through SIIT as well as external sources.

SIIT Awards Applications

On average, $350,000 in awards are available to SIIT students yearly. Please apply! Students can apply for all SIIT Awards with a single application. The application form is available at the beginning of semester one and two (September and February) on the SIIT website. SIIT Awards will also email a link to the application and deadlines to all registered students each semester.

A variety of corporate, private, and government funds contribute to the SIIT Awards fund. The criteria for selection varies according to each scholarship, although most are selected based on financial need and/or achievement. Applicants are shortlisted and reviewed by a committee that includes representatives from all SIIT departments and SIIT alumni. Awards are selected year round, beginning in November and ending in June.

Questions about awards and awards applications can be directed to awards@siit.ca.

External Scholarships and Bursaries

External scholarships and bursaries available to SIIT students are posted year round at SIIT campus locations.  Additional scholarship opportunities are available at: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1351687337141/1531406419657.

Budgeting Resources

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.

https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/budget-student-life/student-budget-worksheet.html

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More than 1000 employers work with SIIT Career Centres every year

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90% Indigenous student body

Over $350,000 in Awards are available to SIIT students every year

9 Career Centres province wide connect job seekers to employment opportunities

SIIT offers a wide range of Student Services and Cultural Supports

Programs are offered at 3 campuses and over 35 community learning sites per year

Students from more than 70 First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non Indigenous communities attend SIIT

JobSeries provides foundational, in-community pre-employment training

More than 65% of SIIT Staff and Faculty are Indigenous

JobConnections mobile career services are available for rural communities

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