Youth in Care Tuition Waiver

The Youth in Care Tuition Waiver covers the cost of tuition for eligible student's undergraduate studies. The purpose of this waiver is to reduce the financial cost of post-secondary education for youth aging out of care who might not otherwise be able to attend university.

Effective September 2014, the waiver will cover full tuition for residents of BC who are currently living in care or who have lived as a Youth in Care in BC, as defined below. 

Definition of youth in care

As defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act, youth in care is someone who is or currently has been one of the following:

  • Is 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;
  • In the permanent custody of the Superintendent of Family and Child Service (under the former Family and Child Service Act) for at least one year;
  • Under the guardianship of a Director as referred to in the Family Law Act for at least one year;
  • Under a Youth Agreement at their 19th birthday; or
  • 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

Eligibility

Applicants for the waiver must have started post-secondary education within five years of being in care, and enroll in their first undergraduate degree at UBC within an additional five years.

Applicants must also be admitted to an eligible undergraduate degree program.  At the Okanagan campus, eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics
  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science

For full details, including application deadlines and application forms, please visit UBC’s Undergraduate Programs and Admissions website.

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