Funding for BC former youth in care

Funding for BC youth

This recorded session will give some insights into the provincial Tuition Waiver Program for BC former youth in care and other financial supports available to BC former youth in care. Meet our Financial Aid Officer Allison Conway find out how she can help you access these funds.

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

This program covers the tuition and mandatory fees for BC students who are former youth in care ages 19 to their 27th birthday who attend a BC public post-secondary institution either part-time or full-time in a post-secondary level program leading to an apprenticeship, certificate, diploma or undergraduate degree. For complete information and to download an application form, visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/provincial-tuition-waiver-program. Please direct inquiries and completed applications to our Financial Aid Officer, Allison Conway, at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Youth Futures Education Fund

Students who are approved for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program can apply for a Youth Futures Education Fund Bursary, which is available at a maximum of $500 per semester ($1,000 maximum per program year) to assist with supplemental educational funding for expenses such as books, housing, utilities, education-related technology, or emergency situations. For complete information visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/youth-futures-education-fund. Please direct inquiries and completed applications to our Financial Aid Officer, Allison Conway, at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca.

Youth Futures Education Fund Application – Printable Version [PDF]

 

Youth Educational Assistance Fund for Former Youth in Care

This program provides grants of up to $5,500 per program year to former BC youth in care students between 19 and 24 years of age who are registered full-time (60-100% course load or 40% for students with a permanent disability) at a designated post-secondary institution in a post-secondary level program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree that is at least 12 weeks long. Students may receive a maximum of four grants. For complete information and to download an application form, visit: https://studentaidbc.ca/explore/grants-scholarships/youth-educational-assistance-fund-former-youth-care. Please direct inquiries and completed applications to our Financial Aid Officer, Allison Conway, at aconway@coastmountaincollege.ca.

 

Agreements with Young Adults

If you are between 19 and 26 years old and have been in foster care or had a Youth Agreement, you may qualify for the Agreements with Young Adult program to help cover the cost of things like housing, child care, tuition and health care while you go to school. For complete information and to apply, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/youth-and-family-services/teens-in-foster-care/agreements-with-young-adults. Please direct inquiries to your local Ministry of Children and Development Office by calling toll-free to 1-877-387-7027.

 

Post-Secondary Resource Guides

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Network Post-Secondary Resource Guides are a collection of accessible and affordable resources, supports and services available to students in and from care. To view or print a resource guide, visit: https://fbcyicn.ca/what-we-offer/programs/outreach/post-secondary-resource-guides.