Changes to YK financial assistance widen access to grants

August 10, 2016

The Yukon government is making PSE grants available to more students through an added $376K in funding and the introduction of new regulations under the territory’s Student Financial Assistance Act. Students eligible for the YK Grant will see the maximum annual grant amount rise from $3,740 to $4,590. There is also a $1,500 airfare grant for students studying outside of the territory and students from communities outside Whitehorse are eligible for extra travel funding. Additionally, students can now receive a maximum lifetime amount of 170 weeks of combined financial aid from the Yukon Grant and Student Training Allowance.