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Tuition Waiver Information

Indigenous UWinnipeg


How To Apply:  In order to be considered for this program, please contact the Authority listed below that is most appropriate to you. Each Authority will nominate candidates and forward them to the University for final selection. Notification if you have been selected for the program will take place in July/August. 

Deadline: The deadline is May 1st, 2016.

Metis Child and Family Services
Dianna Cadotte, Service Specialist
phone: 204.949.0220
email: dcadotte@metisauthority.com

First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services
Candace Donaldson, Foster Care Recruitment Coordinator
phone: 1.204.942.1842
email: candaced@northernauthority.ca

*Awasis Agency, Cree Nation Agency, Island Lake First Nations, Kinosao Sipi Minisowin Agency, Nikan Awasisak Agency, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Southern First Nations Network of Care
Jolene Cameron, Service Support Team Supervisor
phone: 204.783.9190
email: jolene.cameron@southernnetwork.org

* ANCR (Child and Family All Nations Coordinated Response Network), Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services (AOCFS, Anishinaabe Child and Family Services (ACFS), Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services (DOCFS), Intertribal Child and Family Services (ICFS), Peguis Child and Family Services (PCFS), Sagkeeng Child and Family Services (SCFS), Sandy Bay Child and Family Services (SBCFS), Southeast Child and Family Services (SECFS), West Region Child and Family Services (WRCFS)

General Child and Family Services Authority
Jennifer Fallis, Age of Majority Specialist
phone: 204.984.9283
email: jennifer.fallis@gov.mb.ca

*Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba, Child and Family Services of Central Manitoba Inc., Jewish Child and Family Services, Churchill Chid and Family Services, Rural and Northern - Eastman, Interlake, Services, Parkland, Northern, Winnipeg Child and Family Services,

Youth not on extensions of care:
Students who have spent time in the child welfare system but who are not on extensions of care with one of the Authorities, may also be considered for this program.
Sarra Deane, The University of Winnipeg
phone: 204.988.7121
email: s.deane@uwinnipeg.ca

The University of Winnipeg Tuition Waiver Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND COMMITMENT:

A student may be eligible for this tuition waiver if s/he is extended in care and meets the following criteria:

· Applied to the University, are in the process of applying to the University, or have been given an offer of admission to the University for the upcoming Fall

· Are over the age of 18 or turning 18 in the upcoming academic year for which they are applying

· Demonstrate financial need as determined by the University

· Enroll in at a minimum of 9 credit hours per term (in Fall and Winter) in the first year, and up to a maximum of 54 credit hours per student per year

· Complete an Authorization for the Release of Information form allowing the University and the Authority to share information on student progress

· Maintain continued contact with University and Authority or Province officials satisfactory to facilitate monitoring and administration of the Program.  Must respond to emails and/or phone calls within 48 hours to maintain enrollment in the Program.  If there is a change in contact information you must notify the University of Winnipeg immediately.

· Meet with the designated academic advisor at least once per term. 

Renewal Requirements

A student may be eligible to renew the Tuition Waiver for an additional five years as long as s/he maintains the following:

· Achieve a minimum 2.00 (C) grade point average in the prior academic year

· Continue to demonstrate financial need as determined by the University

· Enroll in a minimum of 24 credit hours per year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer) in subsequent years to a maximum of 54 credit hours per student per year, and to a maximum of 120 credit hours in total for BA, BSc, BKin, BBA students and 150 credit hours for BED students.

· Should you fail a course and need to retake it, the first course retake will be paid for by the Waiver, but any further retakes will be assessed and approved for funding on an individual basis. 

· Maintain continued contact with University and Authority or Province officials satisfactory to facilitate monitoring and administration of the Program.  Must respond to emails and/or phone calls within 48 hours to maintain enrollment in the Program. If there is a change in contact information you must notify the University of Winnipeg immediately.

· Meet with the designated academic advisor at least once per term. 

UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG COMMITMENT:

The University shall provide a waiver of tuition fees, application fee when required, and student fees up to 54 credit hours per student per year for all Eligible Students, not including the UWSA Health Plan, within one month of the fee payment deadline. The Tuition Waiver shall continue for a maximum of six years from the date of initial enrollment at the University and to a maximum of 120 credit hours in total (credit hours needed for a four year degree).

*The Tuition Waiver Program does not include the UWSA Health Plan fee, or any additional optional fees such as locker rentals. Information on how to opt out of the UWSA Health Plan is found in the ‘Opportunity fund Tuition Waiver Program Information for Recipients’ document provided to all students accepted into the program.  

*The Schulich Programs offered through The University of Winnipeg’s Professional, Applied and Continuing Education division are not included in the Tuition Waiver program. 

*At the end of each term your progress will be assessed. If you have not met the eligibility requirements at the end of a term, your subsequent term fees will not be paid by the Waiver and your registration will be cancelled (unless you make arrangements to pay on your own).

*If you have received other UWinnipeg awards, external awards or sponsorship to cover your tuition or partial tuition, the amount of tuition waiver will be adjusted accordingly to cover the difference only.

CHILD WELFARE AUTHORITY / PROVINCE OF MANITOBA COMMITMENT:

The four Manitoba Child Welfare Authorities or an agency mandated by the four Authorities shall provide the following in respect of each and every Eligible Student on an extension of care:

  •  Living expenses including accommodation, meals and other necessities as determined by the Child Welfare Authorities
  •  All textbooks and supplies for the courses in which the Eligible Student registers through The University of Winnipeg (Follett of Canada) Bookstore
  • ·A laptop computer with local internet service together with all necessary software including at minimum Microsoft Office for Students and which may be purchased through the Powerland Computers at the University

Where the Eligible Student is over the age of 21 years and is not, or is no longer, extended in care of an Authority, the Province of Manitoba has agreed to support University of Winnipeg Tuition Waiver students through existing provincial government programs.