Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)Supporting your education
Through our program, we are able to offer support to a number of Beneficiaries who are pursuing post-secondary education.
The department is pleased to support the efforts of Labrador Inuit pursuing post-secondary education through our Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP).
Funding through the PSSSP is available to all Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (LILCA) to assist them in gaining access to post-secondary education to obtain the qualifications and skills they need to pursue their careers. The PSSSP provides both financial and non-financial assistance to eligible students. Financial assistance includes tuition and mandatory fees, textbook costs, travel expenses, monthly living allowance, and tutorial assistance. Some restrictions apply, please see the PSSSP Student Handbook – May 2017 for more detailed information.
The PSSSP also supports academic achievement by offering a number of scholarships and awards, dependent on availability of funds each year.
The PSSSP also offers non-financial assistance such as counselling sessions as part of the application process, and on-going liaison with instructors and institutes regarding student progress.
The PSSSP is available to all LILCA Beneficiaries. Applicants must be registering for a program of studies of at least one academic year in duration at a public post-secondary institution. In addition, applicants must have:
- Successfully completed secondary school and have been accepted by an accredited Canadian public university or college into a program of studies which has secondary school graduation as an academic prerequisite; OR
- Been accepted as a mature student by an accredited Canadian public university or college into a program of studies which has secondary school graduation as an academic prerequisite; OR
- Received previous assistance through PSSSP and have been accepted for further studies by an accredited Canadian public post-secondary institution.
The PSSSP provides assistance for four levels of post-secondary education:
- UCEP-University College Entrance Program;
- Level I-College and Technical Programs;
- Level II-Undergraduate Programs;
- Level III-Advanced or Professional Degree Programs.
Application Process and Deadlines
Applicants follow a three-phase process which includes mandatory participation in counselling sessions and provision of full documentation.
Applications for full and part time studies must be received by the Administering Office on or before March 1st. Please note that this deadline date applies to all semesters within the following academic year. Only complete applications will be accepted.
Any application received after March 1st will be considered late and only considered after all on-time applications have been processed.
For detailed information about eligibility, application procedures and related assistance provisions and limitations, please see the PSSSP Student Handbook – May 2017 or contact the PSSSP division at:
Nunatsiavut Government – PSSSP
95 LeMarchant Road, Suite 203
St. John’s, NL A1C 2H1
Important PSSSP Notes & Reminders
Please refer to the PSSSP Student Handbook – May 2017 for further details.
Students are responsible for submitting their own marks at the end of each semester. Marks (or marks-to-date for year-long courses) must be submitted to the PSSSP office by the deadline date as listed in the PSSSP Student Handbook – May 2017. The deadline date to submit all Fall marks is January 10th; the deadline to submit Winter marks is April 30th. Please refer to the list of Deadline Dates for all other marks submission deadline dates.
If you are continuing with your studies for the Winter semester (January to April), you MUST submit a renewal form by November 1st. If you are continuing with your studies for any other semester (Spring, Intersession, Summer, and/or Fall) you must submit a renewal form by March 1st. Failure to submit this form by the deadline date may jeopardize your funding. Please refer to the list of Deadline Dates for all other Student Address and Course Confirmation form submission deadline dates.
Student Address & Course Confirmation Forms
Students are required to complete and submit a new Student Address & Course Confirmation form at the beginning of every semester, regardless if your address has changed or not. The deadline to submit to submit this form is September 10th for the Fall semester and January 10th for the Winter semester. Failure to submit this form on time will result in a delay of funds. Please refer to the list of Deadline Dates for all other Student Address & Course Confirmation form submission deadline dates.
All students will be reimbursed for the full cost of required textbooks when they submit their detailed book receipts and course outlines. Receipts and outlines can be submitted by fax or email and must be submitted within the semester to which they apply.
When dropping/switching courses, or if you are exempt from a course, remember that you MUST get approval from the PSSSP office first. This is to ensure you are still enrolled in the minimum number of courses/credits for the semester in order to maintain full-time funding. Also, we want to ensure students are not dropping courses that are required for their program.
Required Equipment & Supplies
Effective September 2016, the PSSSP will cover the cost of required equipment and supplies up to a maximum of $1,000 per program. Students must provide a detailed breakdown of mandatory equipment/supplies, a detailed cost breakdown and detailed receipt purchase. No reimbursement will be provided for any lost or damaged equipment or supplies.
Students wishing to switch their travel dates to a time outside of the normal travel period must submit a request, in writing, to the Program Director, Lucy Brennan before the initial travel period is scheduled to take place. Email requests can be sent to Lucy via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students currently placed on probation by the PSSSP are responsible to contacting the PSSSP Education Officer, Bobbi Shiwak, for their progress reports. Failure to contact Bobbi for these regular reports could result in termination of funding. Bobbi can be reached by email at email@example.com or by calling toll-free 1-877-777-2589
Applications and Forms
Listed below are all the applications available for assistance with the Post-Secondary Student Support Program. Please note the application deadline date is March 1st.
Applications can be received by fax or email. Please print and fax applications to (709) 754-2364 or scan and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSSSP Student Handbook – May 2017
Student Address and Course Confirmation Form
Tutoring Claim Form
Sharon Baikie Memorial Scholarship
Loretta Saunders Memorial Scholarship Application