Funding for Former Youth in Care
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 on the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Programs website.
How do you apply?
UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver
The UBC Post Care Tuition Waiver covers the cost of tuition fees for eligible students who have lived as youth in care in BC. To be eligible, you must have started post-secondary education (at UBC or another institution) within five years of being in care and you must enrol in your first undergraduate degree at UBC within an additional five years.
Are you eligible?
You are eligible for the UBC Tuition Waiver Program if you are currently, or have been, one of the following:
- 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 nineteenth 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 do you apply?
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 on the Student Aid BC's website.
Submitting Forms to Enrolment Services
You'll find address and contact information for Enrolment Services for both our UBC campuses below:
Vancouver campus Okanagan campus
Brock Hall | 1874 East Mall University Centre | 3333 University Way
604.822.9836 | Toll-free (Canada and US) 1.877.272.1422 250.807.9100 | Toll-free (Canada and US) 1.866.596.0767
If you have any questions about applying to UBC as a former youth in care, please contact us.
Admissions and Awards Administrator | Okanagan Campus
Last reviewed 11/15/2018 8:51:04 AM