An eligible post secondary program of study must be at least two academic years in length; be offered by a post secondary institution; and have secondary school completion or equivalent as a prerequisite for admission to the program. The program of studies must lead to or be for credit for a diploma or degree. Note some post diploma programs of one academic year in length may be eligible. Check with your Education Counsellor.
The following courses do not meet post secondary program funding requirements of the
GRPSEO: Additional qualification courses for teachers. College and
University Entrance Programs that result in secondary school credits or any pre-college level programs deemed to be preparatory, exploratory or access oriented for college level study (i.e., not resulting in full post secondary credit).
Given demand on student funding and the need to manage available resources on a long and short term basis, the
GRPSEO reviews programs for eligibility in light of the length of time it takes for a student to graduate with education qualifications and skills that will result in employment.
Where there is little evidence that the program will lead to direct employment, the
GRPSEO may limit funding for a program.
What is a post secondary institution?
A post secondary institution is a degree or diploma granting institution that is recognized by the province. This includes an educational institution affiliated with or delivering accredited post secondary programs by arrangement with a post secondary institution.
There are public or Private post secondary institutions.
Public post secondary institutions receive annual operating grants from provincial and federal governments and operate under a charter or legislation approved by the federal or provincial government as well as specific regulations of the province (such as limits on tuition costs to students).
Private post secondary institutions receive the majority of funding from sources other than governments and operates under legal provisions as a privately owned or publicly traded business. Tuition costs are therefore usually higher.
You may choose to attend either a public or private post secondary institution: however, tuition assistance is calculated at the public post secondary rate for the same or similar program.
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