Department of Education
Student Funding

Are you a student?
Do you need funding?

The Government of Nunavut can help - with 2 ways to get funding!

The Government of Nunavut is committed to helping you achieve your goals, by offering financial assistance to help with the costs of going to school.

The purpose of Nunavut’s student funding programs is to help you with the costs of studies and training, not to cover all expenses.

Money is easy to spend and hard to pay back. Make sure you look at all your financial resources/options so you only borrow what you need.

As a recipient of student funding, you have certain responsibilities. These include making sure you:

  • do well in school
  • pay your tuition and accommodation fees on time
  • budget for all your expenses
There are TWO types of funding available for Nunavut Students
FANS - Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students:

FANS is for students taking post-secondary education from a college or university that usually leads to a diploma or degree.

Examples of FANS funded programs:

  • University bachelor/ masters/ doctorate programs
  • Nunavut Arctic College Nursing program
  • Nunavut Arctic College Teacher Education Program

Apply to FANS by completing the FANS application forms available here, e-mail or call a FANS officer at 1.877.860.0680

ALTS – Adult Learning and Training Supports:

ALTS is for adult learners taking academic upgrading, workplace skills training, and apprenticeship technical training that will lead to entry or re-entry into the workforce.

Examples of ALTS funded programs include:

  • Apprentice technical training
  • Workplace training
  • Pre-trades training
  • Nunavut Arctic College Foundations program

Apply to ALTS by completing the ALTS application forms available here or call a Career Development Officer at:

  • Qikiqtani - 1.800.567.1514
  • Kivalliq - 1.800.953.8516
  • Kitikmeot - 1.800.661.0845


Unsure of where to apply or what you want to do?
Talk to your local Career Development Officer!


For help and information contact the FANS office:

Phone: 1-877-860-0680
Fax: 1-877-860-0167

Copyright © 2014  Department of Education