Youth in Care

We offer flexible and meaningful support for youth-in-care students. We are here to support you as you navigate the available opportunities. If you have any questions, please connect with the campus navigator.

We welcome current secondary students and their community support workers and/or foster parents to join us on campus through the Student for a Day program, Career Fair, Open House or a campus tour. 

Funding Opportunities

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition and mandatory fees for BC students who are former youth in care and are attending an eligible post-secondary institution. This application includes the Learning for Future Grant.

Before you fill out the waiver form, meet with the campus navigator who can support you with eligibility requirements.

Youth Futures Education Fund

The Youth Futures Education Fund provides grants to recipients of the Former Youth in Care Provincial Tuition Waiver. These grants can help with costs for books, housing, utilities or emergencies.

If you would like to apply for this fund, please contact the campus navigator.

Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund 

The Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund awards bursaries annually to high school graduates who are 19 years old or over and pursuing a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program. 

Federation of Community Social Services of BC Bursary

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC Bursary provides up to $2,000 per academic year to young people that are or have been in care and want to pursue a career in the field of human and social services. 

Federation of BC Youth in Care Network Dream Fund

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Network Dream Fund offers bursaries to support young people in and from care through access to education and skill building.