FUNDING FOR UPGRADING
University College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP):
This program is intended to provide financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students enrolled in university or college entrance programs to help them achieve the academic level required to enter degree or diploma programs. Financial assistance may be provided in the following areas for a maximum of one year of studies: Tuition support for part-time and full-time students that may include fees for registration, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses. Travel support for full-time students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend college or university. Students may qualify for funding to return home twice per academic year. Living expenses for full-time students to help cover the costs of food, shelter, transportation and daycare.
The Adult Upgrading Program (AUG) is designed for the adult learner who did not complete high school or who needs to review high school level academic skills before advancing to post-secondary level study. Students enrolled in the following programs of study qualify for AUG based on the student’s current income level, are: College Readiness, Bridging to Trades, Literacy, Employment Skills Access, and English as a Second Language.
Students may be eligible for funding to cover tuition fees, student activity fees, lab fees, textbooks, supplies, unsubsidized daycare, equipment and transportation. It is at the discretion of NVIT, which of the allowable costs may be funded, dependent on the institutional budget and determined need of the student.
Students purchase books initially through AUG sponsorship and at the end of the semester students are required to return the textbooks to the Academic and Financial Planners. Complete and print the application and contact an Academic and Financial Planner at NVIT to apply for funding through this program.