Funding for former youth in care

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 Program website.

How do you apply?

Submit your signed consent form to UBC’s Enrolment Services after you have applied for admission to UBC.

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program consent form
377 KB PDF
Download and complete this form.

UBC Tuition Waiver Program

UBC covers the cost of your tuition fess if you were 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?

Submit your signed application and consent form to UBC’s Enrolment Services after you have applied for admission to UBC.

UBC Youth in Care Tuition Waiver Program application form
356 KB PDF
Download and complete this form.

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

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

Questions?

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

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

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