Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Special Audience: 
Indigenous or Metis

The Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) provides financial assistance to eligible students towards the cost of their post-secondary education. Subject to the continuation of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) service contract with the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).


  • Northwest Territory or Nunavut Inuit students who have been residing in British Columbia for 12 consecutive months; or
  • Status Indian students who are affiliated with a BC First Nation as indicated on Status Card but do not have Band membership; or
  • British Columbia registered members who do not have Band membership or an affiliation with a Band (BC General List)

Application Procedure

Applications for financial assistance received by the Post-Secondary Student Assistance Program Coordinator must include:

  1. Completed signed Application Form (ensure all four pages are fully completed);
  2. Documentary proof that the candidate is a Registered Indian from one of the categories listed above (i.e. status card)
  3. Verification of Dependants claimed (i.e. birth certificate)
  4. Course outlines and approximate fees for Post-Secondary program in which the student has applied;
  5. Proof of Acceptance or Conditional Acceptance into a Post-Secondary program of studies (must be an Accredited Program at an Accredited Institution).


Monday, December 12, 2016

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