Nunavut students continue to struggle with funding delays, difficulties

September 22, 2022
The CBC reports that Nunavut college students are continuing to struggle due to late payments and other issues with the Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) program. In January, Nunavut's education minister apologized for payment delays and promised to improve the program. However, students report that funding is still often delayed and is not sufficient to cover necessities like food and rent. CBC also reports that FANS requires specific paperwork, which can lengthen the application process. Some students report that they have been experiencing difficulties getting in contact with FANS. “Our territory is growing. Everybody is pursuing their education,” said student Jaydene Pilakapsi, who noted that when students are unable to access education, the territory as a whole is damaged. CBC (NV)