from the Aurora College President
NEW July 3, 2020
During July and
August, I will not be sending these updates on a regular basis; they will be
shared when important information comes up. The updates will resume once the
2020-21 fall semester starts. I hope you enjoy your summer and take the time to
recharge and enjoy the nice weather.
If you have not
already sent in a picture to be shared on our GRAD 2020 Facebook page, please
send yours in so that we can celebrate your success. Please snap a picture in
your cap and tassel, or as you would like your family, friends and classmates
to see you, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: GRAD2020 – your name. You can access the
page here or search Aurora College Grad 2020 on Facebook.
Canada Student Service Grant
Current post-secondary students (enrolled as of September
2020) or those who have graduated since December 2019, and who are 30 years of
age or younger may be eligible to participate in the new Canada Student Service
The program allows Canadian not-for-profit
organizations to provide meaningful service opportunities to post-secondary
students and recent graduates. Upon completion of the CSSG volunteer
opportunity, student participants who meet the eligibility criteria can also
apply to receive a grant between $1,000 and $5,000.
If the CSSG is of interest to you, apply as
soon as possible. After you register, you will be invited to join volunteer
training. Upon completion, student volunteers will begin service activities.
details on the Canada Student Service Grant Program are available here.
September 2020 Programming &
If you, or someone you know, are thinking about applying to
Aurora College for the fall, applications are still being accepted online at www.auroracollege.nt.ca.
Most of our programming during the fall semester will be by
distance learning, with specific programs delivered by a blended method of both
distance and face-to-face learning to ensure that critical skills and learning
outcomes are completed. Our focus remains on providing quality programming for
our students while our priority is keeping everyone in the Aurora College
community safe and healthy.
For those of you who don’t have access to technology, we
are working with the GNWT and other organizations to find ways to assist
you and will provide updates as we get them
We are confident in our ability to deliver our programs by
distance learning, however, we are offering a tuition refund for students who
may not be satisfied with their distance learning experience. Students will be
able to withdraw by October 9, 2020 with a full tuition refund and no academic
penalty, or withdraw by November 6, 2020 with a 50 percent tuition refund and
no academic penalty.
Student Financial Assistance
While the deadline to apply for SFA for fall 2020
programs was June 30, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still apply. Your
application will still be accepted and processed, but you might not get a
decision or funding prior to the first day of classes in September. Late applications are
accepted, but payment is not guaranteed for the start of the semester. Since in-person services are not
available for the submission or acceptance of paper applications, students are encouraged to submit their application by:
If this is your first time applying online, you
will have to submit a request for a Web Access Code. Once the Web Access Code has been issued, you can sign up for a MyECE account and submit your
application online. If you have previously applied online, simply log
on to your MyECE account.
Requesting a Call
First time students, students that do not have
reliable access to internet or students requiring assistance in completing
their applications, can request a call back from a SFA staff member. By choosing this option, you
can request and receive a call back from a SFA staff member who will assist you in completing your
application and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the SFA program.
To request a call back, please visit here or you can call 1-800-661-0793 to set up an appointment. Although the SFA office is encouraging
students to apply online or to request a call back, we will continue to accept paper
applications by fax, mail or email. For contact information, please visit here. If you have any questions or concerns
regarding the SFA program, please do not hesitate to contact the office by
calling 1-800-661-0793 or email at email@example.com.