Student Financial Assistance (SFA)

Welcome to the updated SFA website!

Students can now apply for full-time SFA ONLINE!

If you experience problems registering or applying online, please contact the SFA Office at 1-800-661-0793 or email

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides financial assistance to eligible Northwest Territories (NWT) residents to assist with postsecondary education-related expenses.

ECE offers full-time and part-time financial assistance to NWT residents attending accredited, postsecondary institutions and programs through the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Program.

The purpose of the SFA Program is to help supplement the cost of obtaining a postsecondary education, not to cover all expenses.

Check out our newest improvements to the SFA program here

Depending on eligibility, SFA may provide postsecondary students with assistance for:

  • Basic Grant – Funding for tuition and fees, books and travel costs
  • Supplementary Grant or Remissible Loan – Monthly living allowance
  • Repayable Loan – Funding for tuition and fees, books, travel and a monthly living allowance
  • NWT Grants for Students with Permanent Disabilities
  • Course Reimbursement - Part-time studies funding up to $500 per course

 To find out more about the SFA Program, click on the links below.


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Last modified: 2015-10-08

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