Glossary


Academic year - is as defined by the post-secondary institution.

Band - as defined by the Indian Act.

Canadian public institution - is a post-secondary institution that receives the majority of its funding from federal and provincial governments.

Dependent - means a person who is dependent upon the student as defined by Revenue Canada and who does not receive income in excess of income allowed for a dependent spouse by Canada Revenue Agency.

Dependent Spouse - means a person who is married to the student or a person who has lived with the student as husband or wife for a period of at least one year prior to application for educational support. This person is dependent upon the student and does not receive income in excess of the level of income allowed for a dependent spouse by Canada Revenue Agency.

Full-time students and Part-time students - are as defined by the post-secondary institution.

Post-secondary education - means a program of studies, offered by a post-secondary institution, for which completion of secondary school studies or its equivalent is a prerequisite.

Post-Secondary institutions - are degree, diploma, and certificate granting institutions which are recognized by a province or territory and include educational institutions affiliated with, or delivering accredited post-secondary programs by arrangement with a post-secondary institution.

Private post-secondary institution - is a Canadian or foreign post-secondary institution which receives the majority of its funding from sources other than governments.

Program of Studies - includes all post-secondary programs, at least one academic year in duration, leading to a certificate, diploma or degree. Programs less than one academic year which are prerequisites to post-secondary programs of at least one academic year are included.

Recipient - is an administering organization in receipt of funds intended to finance the PSSSP and UCEPP in accordance with the National Program Guidelines. This may be bands, tribal councils, First Nation education authorities, or other First Nation organizations which have responsibility for the administration of the program or a portion of it.

Resident - means an eligible Treaty / Status Indian or Inuk who has resided in Canada for twelve consecutive months prior to application. This also includes students who have been living outside Canada as a result of their studies.

Semester - refers to a part of the academic year, as defined by the post-secondary institutions. Semesters usually cover the periods from September to December, January to April, and May to August.

Student - is an individual who has successfully applied to be funded under the PSSSP or UCEPP and fulfills the conditions of the programs in order receive financial support to successfully attain a post-secondary diploma, degree or certificate.

Treaty / Status Indian and Indian - means a person whose name has been entered in the Indian Registry maintained by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development as defined by the Indian Act.