Former B.C. Youth in Care Funding

Provincial Tuition Waiver for former B.C. Youth in Care

Introduced in September 2017, the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) aims to improve access, services and educational outcomes for former youth in care by waiving tuition fees.

Tuition and fees will be waived for former BC youth in care between 19 -26 years of age at the time of application, attending a post-secondary undergraduate first credential at a B.C. public post-secondary institution and who meet specific criteria. View the Provincial Tuition Waiver Student FAQ's for more information and visit AGEDOUT for more information about programs for Former Youth in Care.

To apply for the waiver and determine if you qualify, please complete and sign the ‌Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application, and bring it to UFV Financial Aid & Awards, or email a scanned copy (pdf format, no photos) to 

You do not need to be enrolled or registered to determine your eligibility, submit the consent form even if you are just considering attending UFV. The application process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. Once you have been approved, your eligibility will continue each semester as long as you continue to enrol in an eligible program and courses - you do not need to reapply.

Youth Futures Education Fund held at Vancouver Foundation

Available to Provincial Youth in Care tuition waiver recipients to support educational related expenses each semester. Students must complete an application and budget. Contact Financial Aid & Awards for details and application.

Youth Educational Assistance Fund for Former Youth in Care

This program provides grants of up to $5,500 per program year for former B.C. youth in care students between 19 and 24 years of age. Students may recieve a maximum of four grants. Visit StudentAid BC for full details and application.


Contact UFV Financial Aid & Awards to discuss your funding options.

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