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Financial Aid

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At VNA Academy, our Student Finance department is available to discuss all of your options and answer any of your questions. Call us NOW! We can help you determine a plan that is best for you. We are here to help you make a confident decision about investing in yourself and your future.

Out of Province Student Loans

Students from provinces outside of Ontario may also qualify for funding from the last province in which they resided for 12 consecutive months. For a list of provincial offices, please visit

Employment Ontario

Second Careers is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (ASED) which helps laid-off workers re-train for a new career. If you were laid off any time after January 1, 2005, you are eligible to apply; including those who have taken an interim job to make ends meet. If you qualify, funding is available to support the cost of tuition, books, daycare, transportation, and a basic living allowance. To learn more call Employment Ontario: toll-free at 1-800-387-5656 or visit

Lifelong Learning Plan (RRSP)

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw money from your RRSPs to finance your education or that of your spouse or common-law partner. You can withdraw up to $10,000 per year, up to a total maximum of $20,000. More information is available at

Registered Education Savings Plans

A student who is named under a family’s Registered Education Savings Plan may use these funds to cover the costs of education at an eligible post-secondary institution such as VNA Academy. Detailed information is available at

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

If you are a WSIB recipient or a surviving spouse, WSIB has funding resources for labor market re-entry. Speak to your case manager about re-training, which will help prepare you to get back into the workforce.

March of Dimes:

John Howard Society:

Aboriginal/First Nations

If you are a registered Status Indian or Inuit (residing on or off the reserve) and plan on going back to school, you may be eligible for funding for your post-secondary studies if you register with an eligible educational institution such as VNA Academy. For more information please visit

Canadian Military Former Member

If Canvet and SISIP can be approached by military members who were injured during service, or who have completed their service.

Other Payment Options

Most major banks will give a student line of credit

Life insurance – you can borrow against the cash value

Major Credit Cards