Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Assistance

SPECIAL ADVISORY:  Are you a post-secondary student studying outside of the NWT who plans to return to the Territory?

Please be aware of the current public health orders for this jurisdiction when making travel plans.

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Student Financial Assistance Overview

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment provides financial assistance to eligible Northwest Territories (NWT) residents to assist with postsecondary education-related expenses. The Department and the SFA Program value transparency, which means being open about the policies, guidelines and regulations that govern both ECE and SFA. 

These documents are made available to the public in order to provide a foundation for fair and equal treatment for all SFA recipients and to help NWT residents navigate through the process of receiving SFA.

Scroll through the links below to learn more about the SFA program, how to apply, and to download an application form.