Youth in Care Tuition Waiver

There are two tuition waiver programs that UBC students who were formerly in care can apply for. The criteria for each program overlaps but there are differences. Students are encouraged to apply for both programs. Students who meet the eligibility for both will receive the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver.

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

The BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program covers the cost of your tuition fees for post-secondary studies if you were a youth in care in BC for a combined two years or more. You must be between 19 and 26 years old.

Find out more about the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.

Application

Submit your signed consent form to halyna.petryshyn@ubc.ca after you have applied for admission to UBC.

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program consent form (PDF)

UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver

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

Are you eligible?

You are eligible for the UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver if you are currently, or have been, one of the following:

  • In the continuing custody of a 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 under the Family Law Act for at least one year between the ages of 12 and 10.
  • Under a Youth Agreement on your nineteenth birthday.
  • In the temporary care of a director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act or a delegated Aboriginal agency for at least three years between the ages of 12 and 19.

Application

Submit your signed consent form to halyna.petryshyn@ubc.ca after you have applied for admission to UBC.

UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver Application Form (PDF)

Other Resources

Youth Education Assistance Fund

The Youth Education Assistance Fund provides grants to students between the ages of 19 and 24 years who have been in care in BC. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $5,500 per year per program.

Find out more at StudentAidBC.

Agreements with Youth Adults (AYA Funding)

The Agreements with Youth Adults (AYA) program can assist you if you have been in foster care or had a youth agreement. This program can provide assistance, with costs of things such as housing, child care, tuition, and health care while you go back to school , or if you are attending rehabilitation, vocational or approved life skills program. For more information visit Agreements with Young Adults.

Aged Out brought to you by Former Youth in Care

This online resource was created by and for youth that have been in care or are currently in care. This interactive website explores topics such as health and wellness, housing, and ID Needs. For more information visit Agedout.com.

Submitting Forms to Enrolment Services

You’ll find address and contact information for Enrolment Services for both UBC campuses below:

Vancouver campus
Brock Hall | 1874 East Mall
Tel: 604 822 9836
Toll-free (Canada and U.S.): 1 877 272 1422
financial.support@askme.ubc.ca

Okanagan campus
University Centre | 3333 University Way
Tel: 250 807 9100
Toll-free (Canada and U.S.): 1 866 596 0767
awards.inquiry.ubco@ubc.ca

Questions?

If you have any questions about applying to UBC as a former youth in care, contact us.

Halyna Petryshyn
Admissions and Awards Administrator | Okanagan campus
Tel: 250 807 8641
Email: halyna.petryshyn@ubc.ca