YK proposes amendments to financial assistance to improve processes, access for First Nations

April 13, 2016

The Government of Yukon proposed amendments to the Student Financial Assistance Act in the territory's Legislative Assembly earlier this week in an effort to improve the application process for student financial assistance. The proposal also called for increasing the available pool of funding by $376 K, and expanding eligibility for the Yukon Grant to more First Nations members. “Kluane First Nation is pleased to see that our citizens who are furthering their education will now be eligible to receive the Yukon Grant,” Kluane First Nation Chief Math’ieya Alatini said. “The amendments overall reflect a huge improvement in the legislation demonstrating a vital recognition of the critical importance of post-secondary education to build our future.” YK