From time to time policy changes are necessary. When this happens a policy bulletin will be available that will outline any changes. The changes will also be posted on the GRPSEO website.
The GRPSEO attempts to send notification of policy changes to all active post secondary students receiving assistance through the GRPSEO, but sometimes students get missed in the process. It is ultimately your responsibility, as a student, to ask for current information regarding education assistance. Please ask your Education Counsellor about any changes when you contact him/her.
Policy Update No. 1
Effective September 1, 2005, programs at the pre-college level deemed to be preparatory, exploratory or access oriented for college level study (i.e., not resulting in full post secondary credit) will not be eligible for funding through the GRPSEO.
Currently, the GRPSEO limits full time funding for college level General Arts and Science diploma programs to one year. Where a student submits a plan demonstrating a clear path to employment upon completion of a two year GAS program, then the student may be granted an exemption from this policy.
Policy Update No. 2
High School Students - Be sure to get your required courses.
Every year there isn't enough funding for all students so effective September 1, 2005, programs at the pre-college level deemed to be preparatory, exploratory or access oriented for college level study (i.e., not resulting in full post secondary credit) will not be eligible for funding through the GRPSEO.
Students who do not have the courses required for admission to their program of choice, need to review their options given that most prep programs will no longer be eligible for funding through the GRPSEO effective September 1, 2005. An information package
is available from the GRPSEO for students lacking required high school courses.
Students thinking about post secondary education need to do the following things:
1. Check out post secondary programs that fit with their interests and strengths.
2. Check out the course requirements and grades to be admitted to their programs of choice.
3. Apply to the post secondary institutions - ON TIME.
4. Where possible - voluntarily self-identify as an Aboriginal applicant as this may help facilitate your consideration for scholarships and other opportunities.
5. Six Nations student must apply for funding through the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office by specific deadlines. For fall starts - the deadline is May 17th each year.
For further information contact the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office.
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