Funding for former youth in care

About the funding

As a former youth in care you may be eligible for the following awards:

  • BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • UBC Tuition Waiver Program
  • Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF)

Note: You may apply to both BC Provincial Tuition Waiver and UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver programs but if you are eligible for both, you will ONLY receive funding through BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

The BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program covers the cost of tuition fees for eligible students who have lived as youth in care in BC.  

Am I eligible

To be eligible, you must meet the criteria set out by the BC Government.

Check your eligibility

How to apply

  1. Apply for admission to UBC.
  2. Download and complete the Provincial Consent Form
  3. Submit your signed consent form by e-mail or in person to Enrolment Services.
    1. Vancouver campus
      Brock Hall | 1874 East Mall
      financial.support@askme.ubc.ca
    2. Okanagan campus
      University Centre | 3333 University Way
      awards.inquiry.ubco@ubc.ca

Application deadline

All submissions must be received no later than 4 weeks before the end of your study period.

UBC Tuition Waiver Program

The UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver covers the cost of tuition fees for eligible students who have lived as youth in care in BC.

Am I eligible

To be eligible, you must:

Enrol at UBC for your first undergraduate degree:
  • Within 5 years of being in care, OR
  • Within an aditional 5 years of enrolling at another post-secondary institution within 5 years of being in care. 
And meet one of the following criteria:
  • In the continuing custody of the director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act or a delegated Aboriginal agency for at least one year between the ages of 12 and 19.
  • Under the guardianship of a director as referred to in the Family Law Act for at least one year between the ages of 12 and 19.
  • Under a Youth Agreement at your 19 birthday.
  • In the temporary care of the director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act or a delegated Aboriginal agency for a minimum period of three years between the ages of 12 and 19.

How to apply

  1. Apply for admission to UBC
  2. Download the UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver application
  3. Submit your completed form by e-mail or in person to Enrolment Services.
    1. Vancouver campus
      Brock Hall | 1874 East Mall
      financial.support@askme.ubc.ca
    2. Okanagan campus
      University Centre | 3333 University Way
      awards.inquiry.ubco@ubc.ca

Application deadline

All submissions must be received no later than 4 weeks before the end of your study period.

Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF)

The Youth Education Assistance Fund provides yearly grants up to $5,500 to eligible students aged 19 to 24 who have lived as youth in care in BC.

Am I eligible

To be eligible, you must meet the eligibility set by Student Aid BC.

Check your eligibility   

How to apply

Information on how to apply can be found at Student Aid BC.

Apply now

Application deadline

All submissions must be received no later than 6 weeks before the end of your study period.

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