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Financial Aid & Awards

Financial Aid for Upgrading

Financial aid may be available to assist with your tuition, deposit and student fees for upgrading.

If you are attending Camosun in one of the following programs, you may be eligible to have your tuition, deposit and fees paid.

Eligible Camosun programs

Note: College Preparatory courses at the 100-level are not eligible for upgrading funding.

How to Apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant for Winter 2021

In an effort to protect those most vulnerable and our broader community, Camosun College has transitioned our services to email and phone exclusively in order to enhance social distancing as required by B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer. Financial Aid & Awards is currently closed for in person service and unable to process AUG applications in person.

  1. Complete the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) Application.  
    • You may fill it out online and then print and sign it or print it out and complete it.  You may need to download and save it to your computer in order to edit it. 
      Note: If you are unable to complete the online AUG application, we can mail a paper copy to you.  To request a paper copy, please email:
  2. Gather your supporting documentation.
    • Proof of income: You must provide proof of income for 2019. If you have filed your taxes for 2019, please include your notice of assessment.  If you have not filed your taxes, please see the instructions page of the Adult Upgrading Grant for other acceptable documentation.
    • Photo ID: If it is your first time applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant please provide a copy of your photo ID. If you are a permanent resident of Canada, and this is your first time applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant, please include a copy of your permanent resident card or landing document.
  3. Once you have completed the Adult Upgrading Grant application please send it and your supporting documentation to You may print and scan the document, take a photo, or email your completed electronic copy.
  4. If you cannot scan and email your Adult Upgrading Grant application or take a photo of it, please mail to:
Camosun College –Interurban Campus
Financial Aid & Awards
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria, BC V9E 2C1

What happens after I submit my Adult Upgrading Grant Application?

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please expect a response in 3-5 business days for complete applications. Incomplete applications will take additional time.

Once your AUG application is assessed you will receive an email letting you know the status of your application (approved/denied/pending more information) and your next steps.

Need help applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant?

Please email Financial Aid & Awards at and a Financial Aid Advisor will contact you within 2 business days.

Types of Funding

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

AUG funding (formerly ABESAP) is provincial government grant funding that you do not need to pay back. It covers tuition, deposit, student fees, required textbooks and child care support for eligible upgrading programs.

Other Funding

Students with a permanent disability

If you have a permanent disability you may be eligible to receive specialized funding. Learn more.

Indigenous students

If you are a student with Indigenous ancestry you may be eligible to receive specific grants or funding from a variety of sources. Contact an Indigenous Advisor to learn more.

Taking 100-level courses?

Are you taking College Preparatory courses at the 100-level, like ENGL 103, MATH 135, or CHEM 100

Do you require financial assistance? You may be eligible for part-time or full-time funding through StudentAid BC.


You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to open the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) application PDF file.

If you require Adobe Reader on your mobile device you can get it in the app stores or online here.

Need help signing a PDF follow Adobe online instructions.


Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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