Department of Education

Financial Aid for Nunavut Students

What is FANS?

Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) provides financial support to Nunavummiut attending a program of study at a designated post-secondary institution. The intent of FANS is to ensure that financial need is not a barrier to higher education. FANS is the result of Nunavut's Student Financial Assistance Act and the Regulations of the Act.

Who Is Eligible for FANS Funding?

Nunavut students who are attending a program of study at a designated post secondary institution are eligible to apply for financial support.

What are the Eligibility Criteria?

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • Be a resident of Nunavut (living in Nunavut for at least one full year)
  • Enroll in a program that is at least 12 weeks in length at a designated post-secondary institution
  • Be working on a degree, diploma or certificate
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progress and attendance
  • Not be receiving sponsorship from another organization or agency unless it is a joint sponsorship approved by FANS in advance (not including scholarships)

Application forms are available here.

Ensure your application forms are filled out completely. Any missing information will slow down the processing of your application. Your form must be dated and signed.

Students are encouraged to send their application forms in as soon as they decide to go to school. The final application deadlines are July 15th for the fall intake, November 15th for the winter intake and March 1st for the Spring-Summer intake.

For more information, please contact the FANS office:

FANS Office (toll-free) :

(Phone) 1-877-860-0680 (Fax) 1-877-860-0167

FANS Office E-Mail :  

FANS Office Mailing Address :

Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students
P.O. Box 390
Arviat, Nunavut
X0C 0E0
Or your Department of Education Regional Office:

Qikiqtani :

1-800-567-1514 (867) 473-2600

Kivalliq :

1-800-953-8516 (867) 645-5040

Kitikmeot :

1-800-661-0845 (867) 983-4031

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