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Government Funding Programs in Newfoundland & Labrador

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Presently, and during this transition period (ending in March 2001), post-secondary education is eligible under the EAPD program. It is not clear if this will continue to be the case once the transition period is complete and the new program has been finalized. Both university and college programs are eligible for support through the EAPD program in Newfoundland and Labrador. A waiting list was reported at the time of our inquiries; it was stated that it could take up to a year to gain funding approval. The program is administered through the Newfoundland Department of Human Resources and Employment. Contacting the local office of this department is the best way to determine your eligibility. Full contact information for these offices is available in your local telephone directory.

Student Loans Program

Post-Secondary students in Newfoundland and Labrador may be eligible to receive some financial assistance from both the Canada Student Loans Program and the Newfoundland and Labrador Student Loans Program. Under the Canada Student Loans Program assistance is available in the form of subsidized full-time loans; non-subsidized part-time loans; and grants for students with dependants, disabilities, high-need part-time students and female students in certain fields of doctoral (Ph.D.) studies. Under the Newfoundland & Labrador Student Loans Program assistance is available in the form of subsidized full-time loans and non-repayable awards to meet unmet need of eligible students.

The Canada and Newfoundland & Labrador Student Loans Programs are administered by the Division of Student Aid in the Department of Education, and are similar in many respects. Both are needs based and intended to supplement the resources of students and their families. An underlying principle of these programs is that financial need should not be a barrier to students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training. However, not all students are eligible under the Loans Programs, and for those that are, the amount of assistance available may not be sufficient to cover all costs related to the program of studies. It must be borne in mind that the responsibility for the costs of post-secondary education rests primarily with the student, and where applicable, the parent(s) or spouse. Hence, resources other than government subsidized loans will often need to be found to fully finance the total costs involved.

For general inquiries or additional information regarding your application, you may contact the Student Aid Office in St. John's at:

Student Aid Division
Tel.: 709-729-5849
Fax: 709-729-2298
Toll-free: 1-888-657-0800
www.edu.gov.nl.ca/studentaid


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