POST SECONDARY NEWSLETTER 2015-2016

M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Dear Students,
We regretfully inform you that Grace Debassige, Post Secondary Counsellor will no
longer be working with us effective August 12, 2015. This is a great loss to the program and it is with warmest regard to Grace the best of luck in her future endeavors.
We are looking to find suitable candidate to fulfill the position and would like to inform
you that Justeen Debassige will be assisting on an interim basis, being supported by
Terri Debassige, in the Post Secondary Program.
Thank you

2015 - 2016
TIME TO PREPARE FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR !
The following information is to help new students and remind returning students of the policies
and procedures in regards to post secondary funding. If you are unsure of anything or have any
questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Education Office
(705-377-5362 ext.221 or 248)
ADDRESS / PHONE NUMBERS / EMAIL /
BANK INFO
Ensure these are up to date with our office.
Information is sent to students throughout the
year, therefore we require proper addresses
and emails. Call or email and let us know
when something changes.
REGULAR CONTACT
Students are required to maintain regular
contact with our office by phone or email.
REMINDER:
All (new & returning) students have to apply
for educational assistance each year. The
deadline is MARCH 30th each year.
ENSURE YOU APPLY EARLY;
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.
**MARKS ARE CRUCIAL**
YOUR MARKS DETERMINE
CONTINUATION OR TERMINATION OF
SPONSORSHIP
DON’T FORGET TO
SUBMIT YOUR MARKS!

SUBMISSION OF MARKS / TRANSCRIPTS /
STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM /
COURSE LIST
There are still many students who do not submit their marks when they receive final grade
reports. College students should be sending
their reports after each semester and university students in April.
Student’s marks are not automatically sent to
our office by the college or university. The
student must send us these grades or makes
arrangements with the register’s office to have
their final grades sent to the sponsoring
agency, please note: there may be a fee for
this request.
Copies of student registration forms or timetables must be sent at the beginning of each
semester/term. The September 25th, 2015
deposits may go on hold for the students who
do not submit their student registration forms/
timetables by this date.

POST SECONDARY NEWSLETTER 2015-2016
M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
2015 - 2016 DEPOSITS
Deposits will continue to be the 25th of each month. If the deposit day falls on the weekend, the deposit
will be made the Friday before the weekend. For students without bank accounts, the cheque will be
mailed on the 25th of each month. NOTE: Our Administration Office is in the process of transferring
funds electronically through direct deposit, please complete the “EFT Enrollment/Authorization Form “
You can attach a “VOID” Cheque or visit your financial institution and request a “Direct Deposit Authorization Form”.

Bank accounts must be set-up with:
TD Canada Trust or Bank of Montreal
AUGUST 2015 DEPOSIT:
For all returning/continuing students, providing
that you have submitted all your information, the
student allowance deposits for September 2015
will be made on/or about August 25, 2015. Deposits will also be made for all first year and new
students who provided their bank information.

The final deposit will be made on March 25th, 2016
for April 2016. If your program continues beyond
April 30th, you must provide a letter from the college/university that indicates the last day of
classes, in order to be eligible for assistance beyond April 30th. *If we do not have your current
bank information, a manual cheque will be issued
for pick-up/mail out August 15th, 2015*

POST SECONDARY FUNDING
The current post secondary students must continue to demonstrate their commitment to their studies
and that they are complying with the post secondary guidelines. Failure to do so may jeopardize their
sponsorship.

TUITION PAYMENTS

BOOK ALLOWANCE

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their
tuition invoice reaches our office. This information is available only to the student on the student portal of the college/university. Tuition
sponsorship letters and payments are sent to the
college/university when the student submits their
tuition invoice/information to our office. If our office has to pay a late fee because you did not
submit your information to us by the due date
required, that late fee will be deducted from your
student allowance.

Students receive $500.00 per semester (September
& January) .KEEP ALL RECEIPTS!! Should you require more than the amount provided, send the receipts for the amount issued along with the receipts
for the additional costs for reimbursement.

CHILD CARE ALLOWANCE
If you are claiming a childcare allowance, you are
required to submit proof that the child/children is/
are living with you. This is usually a copy of your
income tax return (2014). This shows the dependents you are claiming. This must be submitted prior to the issuance of the September 2015
allowance. If the childcare allowance is not included in the September 2015 deposit, it is because we have not received a copy of the 2014
income tax return.

Option - Instead of including the book allowance in the
student deposit, a book sponsorship letter can be sent
directly to the book store. To determine the amount to be
included in the book sponsorship letter, the student must
provide a book list from the college/university with the
costs of the texts. This is the amount that will be reflected
in the sponsorship letter. A sponsorship letter sets up an
account at the bookstore. In order to get your books, you
must sign an invoice at the bookstore and they will invoice
our office.

TRAVEL
Travel is based on the actual bus fares
(Greyhound) from your home to the school. Your
return travel home for Christmas will be included in
the November 25th deposit.

POST SECONDARY NEWSLETTER 2015-2016
M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
STUDENTS ON PROBATION

COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY VISITS

If you are a student on academic probation in
the 2015-2016 academic year, your December
18th, 2015 student allowance will go on hold
until we receive your Fall 2015 final grades. NO
deposit will be made until successful completion of the Fall 2015 term is confirmed.

Visits are made to Cambrian College, Sault College, Canadore College, Algoma University,
Laurentian University and Nipissing University
each semester. These colleges/universities
have the majority of M’Chigeeng post secondary students.

STUDENT PLACEMENT / PRACTIUM
FORMS
Due to the fact that there have been duplications in the student allowance and paid placements, students are now required to complete
this form before going on placement. If you are
going on a placement please request this form
from our office. (it is also attached in this document)

NATIVE / ABORIGINAL COUNSELLING UNITS
Almost all the colleges and universities have
native counseling units. These counselors are
there for support and direction. You can contact
these counselors for any type of assistance.
They will contact our office on your behalf if
necessary. If you are unsure about a unit in
your school – contact our office and we will assist you .

Post Secondary Program
PO Box 333
M’Chigeeng,ON
P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-5362 Ext 221
Fax: 705-377-7504
Email: justeend@mchigeeng.ca
OR
terrilynnd@mchigeeng.ca

Administration Office
Finance & Administration
Capital Projects/Public Works
Family Resources
Ontario Works
Economic Development/LDM

HEALTH CENTRE
P.O. Box 308

M’Chigeeng First Nation

Tel: 705-377-5347
Fax: 705-377-5090

WELLNESS
CENTRE

EFT Enrollment/Authorization Form

P.O. Box 344
Tel: 705-377-4240
Fax: 705-377-4179

LAKEVIEW
SCHOOL
P.O. Box 296
18 Lakeview Dr.
Tel: 705-377-4988
Fax: 705-377-5080
Library
Ph: 705-377-5540

BINOOJIINH GAMGOONHS DAY
CARE
4 Assance Dr.
Tel: 705-377-5383
Fax: 705-377-4377

Administration Office
P.O. Box 333, 53 Hwy 551
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Ph: (705) 377-5362
Fax: 705-377-4980

Complete and sign the enrollment/authorization form below:
Student:
Address:

Phone:
Email:
I hereby authorize the M’Chigeeng First Nation to deposit directly to my account
as noted on the attached cheque/direct deposit form beginning:
(Date:)
Student’s
Signature:
Date:

PLEASE ATTACH YOUR PERSONAL BLANK CHEQUE MARKED “VOID”
OR A FULLY ENCODED DIRECT DEPOSIT FORM

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