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Matawa Post-Secondary Program (MPSP) provides Post-Secondary assistance on behalf of the following First Nations: Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58, Neskantaga and Webequie. The MPSP provides financial assistance to eligible students towards the cost of their Post-Secondary education.

ALL STUDENTS, continuing and new, are required to submit a new application each term, according to the following deadline dates:


May 15th Fall Term September to December

May 15th Fall – Winter Terms September to April

November 1st Winter Term January to April

March 31st Spring & Summer Terms May to August


In order to process your application, please read the following and send required documents and completed application to the MPS office by the deadline dates.

Unless otherwise noted please send or scan/email original copies only – screen shots will not be accepted.

  • Matawa Post-Secondary Application Form (completed and signed).
  • Consent to Request & Release Form (completed & signed).
  • Signed Student Rights & Responsibility Form.
  • Copy of Status Card
  •  Banking information (Void Cheque or Direct Deposit/Pre-Authorization Form from your bank will only be accepted.)
  • A letter of Acceptance from a College/University with course/program outline.
  • Written summary of your educational and career goals. (For new applicants only. Please contact MPS Office should you require more information about this written summary.)

Additional information required and may be submitted after the deadline but preferably attached to the application.

  • Secondary School Transcript
  •  Evidence of satisfactory completion of last MPSP sponsored course(s)/program.
  • Tuition fee statement
  • RESIDENCE / MEAL PLAN – If you plan to stay in residence please send a written request to the MPS office with a copy of your residence- meal plan agreement. Contact the MPS office for the maximum allowable rates. **Please note that those students who opt to stay in Residence will not receive a monthly Education Allowance**
  • MODULAR students only – Contact the MPS office for more information about Modular requirements and allowable rates.
  • PRIVATE SCHOOLS – Contact the MPS office to find out if your school is eligible.
  • Dependant information – if you are claiming a dependant(s) please attach a copy of the child(ren) status card or health card. Up to 18 years of age if attending school. (Proof of school attendance may be required.)

Any missing documents may either delay the process of your application or cause you to miss the deadline dates. It is the applicants’ responsibility to contact the MPS office to ensure application and information have been received. If you are having problems with completing or accessing any of the required documents please contact the MPS office.

Should you require a copy of the MPSP Policy please contact the MPS office staff.

The MPS Advisory / Board will meet two weeks after each deadline date to review the applications. All students will be advised if they have been approved or not approved within two weeks after the MPS student funding selection meeting.

Applications can be mailed to:

Matawa Post-Secondary Program

200 N. Lillie Street

Thunder Bay, ON. P7C 5Y2

Fax to: (807) 768-3301

For more information, please contact the Matawa Post-Secondary Staff at: Tele: (807) 768-3300 –Toll free: 1-888-283-9747 – Cell: (807) 632-7192

Issued by: Education Dept. Issue Date: Nov. 29, 2012 Revision # 9 Date: Jan 13, 2020. EDUC PS FORM 304 Approved by: SN

MATAWA POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM 200 N. Lillie St, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5Y2 / Phone: (807)768-3300 Fax: (807)768-3301


Permanent Address

Address While At School

IF CLAIMING DEPENDANTS: provide copy of identification of all eligible children (under 18 in school)


Previous Post-Secondary Education or Training (if applicable)

I declare that all of the above information is complete, true and accurate. I agree to inform Matawa Post-Secondary of any changes which may affect my eligibility for allowance. I also declare that I have read and understood all definitions, rules and guidelines of this Application.


A. Modular Student

Please provide a letter from your employer stating what type of financial support they are providing to you while in attendance with your modular program (ie: travel, accommodations, meals, other.)

B. Consent to REQUEST information

C. Consent to RELEASE information


This signed consent is valid until ________________________________, 20______.

Applies to common-law / married applicants:

I, ___________________________________ am the partner of _____________________________. I have read and understood this document and by this authorization I provide my consent, as may be required by the Matawa Post-Secondary Policy, to allow Matawa Post-Secondary staff to request and release information about myself to government agencies in order to determine my partner’s eligibility to receive Educational Assistance.

Should you require a copy of the MPS Policy, please contact the MPS Office


Each student has the right:

• To the privacy of information

• To be informed of Post-Secondary Student Support Program Policies and Procedures

• To be treated respectfully by MPS staff

• To discuss extenuating academic circumstances without fear of reprisal

• To have any post-secondary issues resolved in a fair, equitable, and timely manner

• To file a complaint or appeal without fear of reprisal


It is the student’s responsibility:

• To be informed of MPS policies, changes, and procedures

• To comply with MPS policies and procedures

• To treat program staff, faculty staff and students with respect

• To provide program/course documentation on schedule throughout the academic year. This includes Semester Timetables, Mid-Term Marks, Final Grades and Transcripts.

• To complete all course work on schedule as assigned by the Post-Secondary Institution

• To attend all required classes and tutorials

• To arrive on time for class and remain for the duration of the lesson/tutorial

• To maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)

• To contact the MPS Office and check in once every two weeks via phone, email, text, voicemail

• To consult with MPS staff prior to withdrawal from a course/program

• To keep MPS staff informed of any changes to: bank information, email address, mailing address, contact number

• To not enter the Matawa Education Department building under the influence of alcohol/illicit drugs

Student Signature______________________________________________ Date: _______________________

MPS Coordinator/Counselor/Staff Signature______________________________________________ Date: _______________________
Issued by: Education Dept. Issue Date: Nov. 29, 2012 Revision # 9 Date: Jan 13, 2020. EDUC PS FORM 304 Approved by: SN