Youth in care tuition waiver

If you are a current or former youth in care, as defined below, UBC will cover the cost of tuition for your first undergraduate degree at UBC.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must have started post-secondary education (at UBC or elsewhere) within five years of being in care and you must enroll in your first undergraduate degree at UBC within an additional five years.

Definition of youth in care

As defined by the Child, Family and Community Service Act, a youth in care is someone who is currently, or has 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 their 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.

Eligible programs

If you are eligible for the Youth in Care Tuition Waiver program, you may enroll in only one of the following UBC programs:

Vancouver campus Okanagan campus
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business in Real Estate*
Bachelor of Commerce*
Bachelor of Dental Science (Dental Hygiene)
Bachelor of Environmental Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of International Economics*
Bachelor of Kinesiology
Bachelor of Media Studies
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Forestry Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy*
Bachelor of Science in Agroecology
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing
Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation
Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health
Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems
Bachelor of Social Work
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

* Indicates a program with differentiated tuition.

How to apply for the tuition waiver

Please complete this form and submit it to Enrolment Services after you apply for admission to UBC.

Vancouver campus

Brock Hall | 1874 East Mall
604.822.9836 | Toll-free (Canada and US) 1.877.272.1422
financial.support@askme.ubc.ca

Okanagan campus

University Centre | 3333 University Way
250.807.9100 | Toll-free (Canada and US) 1.866.596.0767
awards.inquiry.ubco@ubc.ca

Youth in care tuition waiver
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For more information

If you have questions about this program, please contact

Vancouver campus
Celia Reimer, Admissions Advisor
celia.reimer@ubc.ca
604.822.2558

Okanagan campus
Please email awards.inquiry.ubco@ubc.ca.