Provincial Tuition Waiver Program for Former Youth in Care
The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition fees for BC students attending a BC public post-secondary institution, who were former youth in care for a total of two years or more (consecutive or accumulated) in one or more of the eligible categories. To view the list of eligible categories, see the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program application form.
As of August 1, 2023 there will be no age restriction.
To view criteria and for more information visit: BC Gov: Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
Students must complete a Tuition Waiver Request to disclose information to validate the students eligibility with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and submit to the financial aid and awards office.
Youth Educational Assistance Fund for Former Youth in Care
This program provides grants of $5,500 per program year to former B.C. youth in care students between 19 and 24 years of age. Students may receive a maximum of four grants.
For eligibility requirements visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/youth-educational-assistance-fund-former-youth-care
Online application form: https://studentaidbc.ca/sites/all/files/form-library/yeaf_application.pdf