The NTC Post-Secondary Education Department is committed to aiding students in achieving their educational goals. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the P/S Counsellor or Education Manager or stop by the office.
Students can now find us on facebook – join our group page “Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Post Secondary Education Department”, and make sure to frequently check the website and our facebook page for updates.
NTC Post Secondary Program Information
The NTC P/S funding provides full-time support (living allowance, tuition, books & supplies) and part-time support (tuition, books & supplies only).
NTC P/S funding is provided to eligible Nuu-chah-nulth post-secondary students enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs.
An eligible post-secondary program must be at least one (1) academic year in length, be offered by a public post secondary institution; and have secondary level equivalent as a prerequisite for admission to the program. The program of studies must lead to or be for credit for a certificate, diploma or degree.
The Post Secondary Education staff administers the funding following the NTC Post Secondary Policies and Procedures.
Chief and Council of the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations established the NTC Post Secondary Policies and Procedures. You are expected to know and understand our policies and procedures - please take time to read this information fully:
NTC Post Secondary Policies and Procedures (PDF)
We know that your class work is going to be demanding enough, and we don't want you to stumble over the rules and regulations of your funding.
If you are a member of the Ahousaht, Huu-ay-aht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’ht,
or Yu>u%i>%ath First Nation, you will need to contact your Nation’s Administration Office for funding information.
Application Deadline Post-Secondary or TVT Students
Every year, applicants must submit an application package that includes completed forms and required documentation. An application package is required for each year of study.
Current and prospective students will have two opportunities to apply for funding. Students who plan to start their studies in September MUST submit a complete P/S funding application to the NTC or to their Nation by March 1st at 4:30pm. Those who wish to start their studies in January or who missed the September deadline can submit a complete P/S funding application to the NTC by August 1st at 4:30pm.
When filling-out an application, please print clearly and ensure that all your information is provided. Be sure to include as much detail as possible when filling-out the questions. Please follow this link to the most current application;
NTC Post-Secondary Funding Policy & Procedures, Application pages 54-55
If you are applying for funding for the first time, an English Assessment is required. The only exception is for students who have completed English at a Post Secondary Institution. NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT HIGH SCHOOL GRADES IN PLACE OF AN ASSESSMENT.
If your long-term goal requires mathematics, a Math Assessment will also be required. Approximately four – six weeks after the application deadline, you will receive a personalized list of additional documents required to process your application. It is your responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the NTC P/S Department by the deadline indicated on the letter you received.
NOTE: Incomplete applications are automatically withdrawn and are not processed if the requested information is not received by the stated deadlines. Please ensure your missing information is submitted on time, and if you foresee any delays, contact the NTC P/S Education Department to advise when the missing information can be expected.
Mailed and Faxed Information
When documents are faxed to the main office instead of directly to the post-secondary department dedicated fax number, your fax may go through
NTC Main Reception to be recorded. This may delay the time it takes for your application to be received by the department by up to 5 business days. Please ensure that you fax your application to the following fax number in order for it to be received in a timely manner: 250-724-9682.
NOTE: When you send in your Post Secondary Application, you must keep a proof of transmission. Due to the high volume of documents coming through our fax and email systems, occasionally, documents are not transmitted and it is your responsibility to retain proof that the document was sent by the required deadlines.
Important Post-Secondary Direct Deposit Dates 2016-2017:
July 25, 2016
August 25, 2016
September 26, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 24, 2016
December 22, 2016
January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 26, 2017
July 25, 2017
August 25, 2017
Document Submission Deadline – i.e. Progress Reports, Grades, Registration Details
Progress Report Deadlines for 2016-17:
August 10, 2016
October 12, 2016
November 9, 2016
December 7, 2016
February 8, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017
July 12, 2017
August 9, 2017
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Technical Vocational Training
Students who want to pursue studies that do not fall under the post secondary funding program are encouraged to submit an application for Technical Vocational Training (TVT) Funding.
TVT funding provides students with a living allowance ONLY. TVT students are responsible for obtaining alternative funding for tuition, books and supplies. TVT funding applies only to the members of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations who are a part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) - Canada / First Nations Funding Agreement (CFNFA). If you are a member of the following First Nations; Huu-ay-aht / Uchucklesaht / Toquaht / Ucluelet / Ahousaht / Ka:’yu:k’th’, you will need to contact your Band Office for funding information.
Submit a Post Secondary Funding Application and follow the process for Technical Vocational Training students. The deadline for submitting a TVT application are as follows: January 31st of each year for a September start, and August 1st for a January start.
Frequently Used Forms
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Frequently Asked Questions
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NTC Post Secondary Contacts
Charlene Miller- Post Secondary Counsellor
Randy Ginger- Communications/Information and Data Specialist
Vacant- Pathways/Student Success Supervisor
PO Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Phone: (250) 724-5757
Fax: (250) 723-0463 or (250) 724-9682