NWT post-secondary students can now access two new grants for upcoming academic year

These grants will help students with the cost of technology equipment and internet services.

R.J. Simpson is the minister of Education, Culture and Employment. (File photo/CKLB)

The Government of the Northwest Territories announces two new grants aimed at post-secondary students receiving full-time financial assistance (SFA) for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Technology Grant is a one-time grant of $750 to help students purchase things like computers, printers, scanners, and tablets and the Support Grant is a monthly $100 bonus to help offset any additional costs like internet fees. This grant expires at the end of the academic year.

“Understanding some of the new financial implications students are facing, we have made numerous changes to further support our post-secondary students,” says R.J. Simpson, minister of Education, Culture, and Employment.

These two new grants are in addition to the full-time SFA benefits available to students.

“applications remain open – no hard and fast deadline as of yet and students should receive a one-page application form shortly,” says Brittany Russel, SFA representative.

Students must apply for SFA each year to continue to receive funding and can apply for SFA funding here or by calling 1-800-661-0793.

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