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Revised GRPSEO funding info 2018

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GRPSEO funding info for parents and students

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Revised GRPSEO funding info 2018

  1. 1. www.grpseo.org
  2. 2. The GRPSEO exists to empower Onkwehon:we through higher education, within available resources.
  3. 3.  Assist with the GRPSEO application process  Monitor student success with semester contacts, grade review and verify eligibility  Provide referrals where/when necessary  Provide limited help with other application processes such as OSAP, OCAS and OUAC  Promote post secondary awareness with elementary and secondary aged students
  4. 4.  Six Nations Members  Persons who are enrolled in or accepted for enrolment in an eligible post secondary program
  5. 5.  At least two academic years in length  Offered by a recognized post secondary institution  Secondary school completion as an entrance requirement to the program PLEASE NOTE: Preparatory programs (or courses) are not eligible unless they provide full credit towards a diploma or degree
  6. 6.  Level 1 - College Diploma  Level 2 - University Undergraduate Degree (Including B.Ed., Law Degree)  Level 3 - Graduate University Degree  Level 4 - Post Graduate Degree
  7. 7.  Tuition Assistance (estimated)  College: $4,800  University: $7,900  Books  Full-time students: $400/semester  Part-time students: $80/course  Education Allowance  Full-time students only: $800/month (or can use toward Residence fees)  Mandatory Program Fees  Maximum $1,000/year for all students
  8. 8.  Funding is limited to completion of one level of assistance (e.g. College diploma or undergraduate degree)  Tuition assistance is calculated at the Canadian public institution rate  Funds are issued in Canadian Currency  Not all private institutions/programs are eligible for educational assistance
  9. 9.  Priority 1 - Returning or Continuing Successful Students  Priority 1 b – Continuing successful self- funded students  Priority 2 - New High School Graduates  Priority 3 - Withdrawals for just cause (emergency cases)  Priority 4 (a) – Part time successful students applying for full time assistance
  10. 10.  Priority 4 (b) - Out of school for two or more consecutive academic semesters  Priority 5 – Previous graduates who change program but are not changing their level of study  Priority 6 – Students from other countries *see Residency 2 to follow  Priority 7 - Unsuccessful students
  11. 11.  Priority 1 - Returning or Continuing Successful Students  Priority 1 b – Continuing successful self- funded students  Priority 2 - New High School Graduates  Priority 3 - Withdrawals for just cause (emergency cases)  Priority 4 (a) – Part time successful students applying for full time assistance
  12. 12.  Priority 4 (b) - Out of school for two or more consecutive academic semesters  Priority 5 – Previous graduates who change program but are not changing their level of study  Priority 6 - Students from other countries *are Residency 2 only  Priority 7 - Unsuccessful students
  13. 13.  You will be mailed/e-mailed a “Check List of Required Documentation”  Read the information requested – If you have questions, contact your GRPSEO Funding Advisor.  If documents are not received your application may not be processed further.  Review the rules and guidelines for funding.
  14. 14.  Please check your e-mails. Make sure they are ACCURATE! Both GRPSEO and your institution will be sending you relevant information.  Make note of any deadlines.  If you are not sure – call our office!
  15. 15.  GRPSEO’s policy states that all student files are confidential  Completed Third Party Access(TPA) consent form required to allow us to share your information with a parent.
  16. 16. May 1st Deadline to Confirm Offers of Admission  Applicants must confirm their acceptance of an offer of admission by this date  Colleges may extend offers of admission after this date.  Check your e-mails frequently.
  17. 17. May 29th  The latest date by which all secondary school applicants shall expect a response from an Ontario university. Such a response will be one of the following: 1) an offer of admission; 2) a refusal; or 3) a deferral pending the receipt of specific additional information
  18. 18.  Make sure you pay attention to the institution’s deposit deadline.  This deadline will be communicated to you by the institution.
  19. 19.  Your Required Documentation Check List sent to you by your Funding Advisor will identify what specific items are required by the August 1st date, such as your final official high school transcript.  Review your check list thoroughly and keep in mind that an approved application can still be cancelled if the specified August 1 documents asked for, are not received by this date.  Best to send in needed documents as soon as you have them to avoid loss of funding.
  20. 20.  Funding is limited  Costs continue to increase  More & more students have to cover part of their education costs  Save what you can!  Apply for other sources of funding such as….
  21. 21. Scholarships A gift of money given to a student most often based on academic achievements Possible sources: schools, companies, charities, governments and private individuals Entrance scholarships Most often an application is required
  22. 22. Bursaries A gift of money given to a student who demonstrates a genuine financial need Application is required Marks are not often prime consideration
  23. 23.  Scholarships and bursaries do NOT jeopardize your GRPSEO funding.  Less stress over finances.  Recognition for your hard work.  Role model to your community.
  24. 24.  You schedule this session with your GRPSEO Funding Advisor after approval of funding.  Meeting in person is preferred.  Your Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are welcome to attend.  Review your education plan.  Review the rules and guidelines for funding.  Have your questions answered about funding.
  25. 25.  Students are required to submit their grades after each semester  Poor academic performance can affect:  Priority  Overpayment  Academic dismissal Other factors that may have an affect: Working Extracurricular activities (e.g. sports, clubs)
  26. 26. Know the support services at your institution: Aboriginal Student Support Services Counselling Services Writing Centers Academic Advisors
  27. 27. Student Success Office Tutorial Services Career Counselling/Employment Center Your GRPSEO Funding Advisor.
  28. 28. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO APPY ON-LINE  February 1st-Application deadline for summer semester  May 1st - Application deadline for Fall or Fall/Winter semester(s)  October 1st - Application deadline for Winter semester starting January
  29. 29.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!  Apply online by your required deadline date at www.grpseo.org.
  30. 30. Check our website for updates – www.grpseo.org LIKE us on Facebook – Grand River Post Secondary Education Office

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