Funding for Former Youth in Care

The B.C. Government provides programs and funding to help former youth in care pay for post-secondary education. These are grants that you do not have to repay.

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

The B.C. Provincial Tuition Waiver program provides financial support for tuition and mandatory student fees to former youth in care. No age limits starting Aug. 1, 2023.

Tuition waiver

A young women sits on a the steps of the learning commons.

“School wasn’t always a positive experience for students who were in foster care but post-secondary education doesn’t have to be that way,”  - Helping students thrive, not just survive

Other grants

The Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF)

This program supports post-secondary education and training for former Youth in Care through bursaries of $5,500 per educational year, up to a maximum of four years, to help with tuition, books and fees.

Youth Futures Education Fund

The Youth Futures Education Fund provides living expenses to youth who have aged out of the foster care system and are attending a post-secondary institution on a tuition waiver.

Under the Agreements with Young Adult program (AYA)

Youth who leave government care at 19 years of age are eligible for supports to cover living expenses while they finish high school, attend post-secondary training or complete a rehabilitation program.

Contact information

Cheryl Dyck

Recruitment & Admissions Advisor