Funding and Services
Approved applicants receive partial or entire financial aid for:
- books and tuition
- travel and accommodation
- residence fees
- course materials
- computer hardware/software
- on-site tutoring
Students also receive the following NNEC support:
- social counselling
- academic counselling
- career counselling
Student Rights and Responsibilities
All First Nations members are entitled to equitable rights as students of NNEC and are expected to perform as responsible adults.
Students sign a Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities that outlines their education rights and responsibilities as adult students of NNEC. The binding contract serves as a guiding document to assess current and future funding and support of individual students.
All applications for education assistance are considered according to their priority.
Priority 1 Returning/continuing successful and new grade 12 graduates
Priority 2 Continuing successful self-funded students who fall under the AANDC guidelines
Priority 3 1st time grade 12 equivalency (course) mature students
Priority 4 Previously funded unsuccessful students who have sat out for a minimum of two academic years based on the following criteria:
• Length of time away from post secondary
• Amount of money spent on a student
• Official transcript
• A written essay complete with an academic plan
Application and Deadlines
NNEC Post Secondary Application Calendar
March 15th Application deadline for Spring/Summer session
May 15th Application deadline for Fall\Winter semesters.
July 15th Official Transcripts due from students (Gr.12 Grads and Continuing)
July 15th Deadline for required documentation as indicated on your Checklist of Required Documentation provided by your post secondary counsellor
October 15th Application deadline for winter semester
Bachelor of Education
NNEC works in partnership with Brock University to deliver a Bachelor of Education program in Sioux Lookout that qualifies graduates to teach anywhere in Ontario in Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes.
This “Two Worlds”program places a strong emphasis on the linguistic and cultural gifts of the Anishinabek and includes indigenous knowledge and land-based curriculum. It is geared towards Aboriginal students who cannot undertake the traditional student role in a university, and helps train local people as culturally proficient and professionally competent teachers dedicated to the health and wellbeing of their communities.
The bachelor of education program is spread out over five years, with students leaving their communities for three weeks at a time to be taught in the Sioux Lookout region. Students will complete 20 credits of coursework and two credits of practicum through four courses per year; all students will complete three preparation courses in Anishinimowin, English and mathematics.
Applicants must be Grade 12 or GED graduates.
Next Intake: September 2015
For application information call
B.Ed. Coordinator Katie Brown at 1-800-465-3626,
or email KBrown@nnec.on.ca