WHAT ARE THE RESIDENCY CATEGORIES AND PRIORITY SYSTEM?

Each application is individually reviewed for eligibility then assessed for assignment of a residency category and a priority.  All applications for education assistance are considered according to their residency category and priority.

The residency categories and priority system are designed to provide fair and equitable access to limited post secondary assistance funding.  The following is an outline of the residency categories and the priority system.  For more details contact your Post Secondary Funding Advisor.
Please note that a requirement of 12 months residence in Canada prior to the application date applies to both the residency categories and priorities.
Residency Categories (effective April 1, 2015)
Residency 1: A student who maintains permanent residency within a 100 km radius of the core of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (1670 Chiefswood Road – the corner of Chiefswood Road and 4th Line Road, Ohsweken, Ontario Canada).
Students are required to submit documents to verify Residency along with all other documents required to complete their application for funding. 
Priority 6 will NOT be eligible under this Residency category due to their permanent residence being outside of Canada.*
Residency 2: A student who maintains permanent residency outside of the 100 km radius from the core of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (1670 Chiefswood Road – the corner of Chiefswood Road and 4th Line Road, Ohsweken, Ontario Canada).
NOTE: A Post Office Box will not be accepted for permanent home residence. The student must provide the GRPSEO with a physical home address or the application will not be processed.
 Residency 1 applications will be processed first.
The current established Priority System will remain in effect under each of the Residency categories (with the exception of Priority 6 under Residency 1).  
Priority Categories
Priority 1Returning/continuing successful students including continuing successful self-funded students
Priority 1b Continuing successful self-funded students
Priority 2  New high school graduates
Priority 3  Withdrawals for just cause (emergency cases)
Priority 4(a)Part time successful students applying for full time assistance
Priority 4(b)Out of school for two or more consecutive academic semesters
Priority 5   Previous graduates who change program but are not changing their level of study
Priority 6   Students from other countries *does not apply to Residency 1. 
(Fall starts only) 
Priority 7   Previously unsuccessful students
 
New high school graduates who are uncertain of their education plans may elect to register for a one year work experience option.  Interested students should ask their Post Secondary Funding Advisor about this.