Are you an Aboriginal student? Find out more about resources and opportunities for study in Ontario.
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Find an aboriginal institute
Aboriginal institutes partner with colleges and universities to offer:
- degree programs
- apprenticeship programs
- certificate programs
Some schools also provide:
- high school programs
- continuing education courses
- literacy and basic skills training
- native language education programs
College and universities
You might decide to go to a publicly funded college or university in Ontario. Many schools offer:
- specific services tailored to Aboriginal students
- Aboriginal student associations
- Aboriginal or Indigenous studies programs open to all learners
If you are eligible for money from your band for postsecondary education: apply for that funding first.
If your band funding doesn’t cover all of your costs, you can apply for OSAP. When you apply, OSAP will take into account any band funding you receive.
Other funding programs
A searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives for Aboriginal students.
Federal government funding for Status Indian and Inuit students enrolled in eligible postsecondary programs.
Funding for Métis students enrolled in postsecondary education. Apply for this funding through the financial aid office, Aboriginal student liaison centre or student support services at your college or university.