Post-Secondary Funding

Because you’re worth it!

Applying for funding to study at college, university or trades school takes a little time, effort, and patience – but what a difference it can make.

Have a question about funding that isn’t covered here?
See our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at (250) 724-5757.

How to Apply

Step #1: Plan Ahead - Our handy Planning Guide can help ensure you meet all important application, document submission and other deadlines.

Step #2: Fill out the Paperwork -Fill out the post-secondary funding application online (links below). DO complete all of the sections. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

PDF iconPost-Secondary Funding Application Form (PDF)

Step #3: Print - Print out the completed application.

Step #4: Collect your Documents - Gather up all of the documents you need to provide (e.g. graduation certificates, transcripts etc.) Do NOT send original items by mail.

Step #5: Send it In - Mail, fax, or scan and email your complete application package to the NTC.

NTC Department of Education
PO Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 7M2

Note: Be sure to send your application well before the deadline if you are sending by mail! Late applications cannot be processed.

Fax: (250) 724-9682 ("Attention: Department of Education")


Note: Keep proof of the transmission when sending by fax or email – just in case!

Step #6: Follow Up!!
About six weeks after the application deadline, you will receive a letter asking for any missing or additional information needed to complete your application.

Be sure to send all of the requested information by the deadline on the letter. If you think there may be a delay let us know right away.

Application Deadlines

We are here to help – but we can’t do it without you! Making sure you meet all of the necessary deadlines and requirements will ensure you get and keep the funding you need to meet your goals.

September Start -
Students who plan to start their studies in September must submit a funding application to the NTC or to their Nation before March 1st at 4:30pm.

January Start -
Students who plan to start their studies in January must submit a funding application to the NTC before August 1st at 4:30pm.

Note: Students must apply each year to receive funding for that year.

Entry Level Assessments for First Time Funding Applicants

English Assessments
If you are applying for post-secondary funding for the first time you will need an English Assessment. This helps ensure you have the skills you need to succeed at college or university. High school grades cannot be accepted in place of an assessment.

Note: Students who have successfully completed an English course at a post-secondary institution do not need an English Assessment.

Math Assessments

If your program requires mathematics you may also need a Math Assessment.

Policies and Procedures

How the NTC approves and delivers post-secondary funding is governed by provincial government policies and joint funding agreements.

Tips for Funding Success

  • Plan ahead
  • Fill out all of the required sections of the funding application
  • Submit all required paperwork, including follow-up requests
  • Meet all required deadlines
  • Let us know if there any changes to your schedule such as:
    • Course changes
    • Switching programs
    • Changes due to health or other challenging circumstance
  • Contact us on a regular basis
  • Check your email from
  • Make sure that our email is not going into your junk mail folder!!!
  • Call or email us if you have any questions