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The process of financing your college diploma/certificate can be confusing for most people. Here at METI, we understand the importance of choosing the best financial option to suit your needs. Every student’s needs are unique. Our Financial Assistance Team will provide you with the information you need about funding and financing options best suited for you. The first step is to determine the personal and family resources that may be available. Then you can investigate other financial assistance programs. Listed are some resources to help you find the right financing option for your individual needs.

Student Loans (Canada/Provincial Student Assistance)

May be obtained by eligible students.  Financial Assistance for METI’s Environmental Health & Safety Diploma and Class 1 Driver Tractor Trailer programs is available through the Canada/Provincial Student Loan programs. The federal and provincial governments work together to provide student financial assistance. You can begin your on-line application process for Student Assistance immediately upon submitting your application. The amount and the eligibility an individual student is entitled to may vary depending on personal circumstances. Information on loans, grants and bursaries is available through the following links:

Nova Scotia Student Assistance

Toll free: 1-800- 565-8420 Phone: 902-424- 8420 Website: novascotia.ca/studentassistance National Student Loan Service Centre Toll free: 1-888- 815-4514 Website: www.canlearn.ca Students must qualify by making an application to the Student Assistance office in the province of residence. For a list of provincial offices, please visit the Government of Canada CanLearn website at: http://www.canlearn.ca

Employment Nova Scotia – Skills Development

‘Skills Development’ is an employment program of Employment Nova Scotia that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them obtain the skills training they need to obtain employment. If you are presently unemployed and collecting Employment Insurance or you have a claim that ended in the last five years you may be eligible for some assistance with your training program. It can take some time to complete all the paper work, so we suggest that you begin your application process with METI and your Nova Scotia Works Centre (YMCA, Community Resource Centre etc.) without delay. To learn more about Skills Development in Nova Scotia, visit their website. novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/skills-development Native Council and Aboriginal Education For information, visit their website at: ncns.ca/education-student- services

Student Line of Credit

is a loan obtained through your financial institute that can help you pay for tuition, books, living expenses and more. METI works with RBC and many other institutes.

Payment Plans

Maritime Environmental Training Institute offers flexible payment options for individuals not using third party funding or financial aid. A payment plan can be arranged that suits both parties. Tuition and material costs are divided into payments throughout your program. The first payment is due on the first day of classes, and the final payment is due at a date set with METI near the half way mark of your program. Payments are interest free while you are an enrolled. To discuss these options, call us to speak to a team member.

Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance

If you are affiliated with the Canadian Forces, there may be programs available to aid in financing your education. For more information, visit the Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund website at: https://www.cfmws.com/en/supportourtroops/ourfunds/cfpaf/pages/default.aspx

Registered Education Savings Plans.

For more information, please contact the financial institution holding the RESP and visit the Government of Canada CanLearn website at: http://www.canlearn.ca Students Financial assistance may be available for out of province students who qualify. Please visit the centres in your area. METI accepts the following methods of payment: • VISA or MASTERCARD • DEBIT • CASH, CHEQUES and MONEY ORDERS

Speak to a Financial Aid team member today.

Whatever your circumstances, there are many funding choices available to you.Contact us today to explore your options. 902-539- 9766 or training@metiatlantic.com

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