Tuition Waiver Program (TWP) & related supports


To help cover your tuition, you can apply for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program, by submitting an application to the financial aid office at the school you’ll be attending. This program dismisses tuition fees for BC students who are former youth in care.

What fees are covered?

  • All of the tuition and mandatory fees charged by your institution will be covered by this program if you are eligible

Am I eligible?

  • If you spent two accumulative years “in care”, and are 19 years of age, or you are no longer in care, or are 17-18 years of age, and you are attending a public British Columbia college, university, or the BC Native Education College, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver.


Link to Application for TWP

If you received a provincial tuition waiver, and you need additional financial support, you are eligible for support for basic living expenses through the Youth Futures Education Fund.  

Y.F.E.F. provides funding to help students with their living expenses, such as:

  • Food
  • Phone
  • Books
  • School supplies
  • Child Care
  • Financial Emergencies
  • Computers
  • Health Care/Counselling
  • Utilities
  • Other Living Expenses
  • Rent
  • Transportation

You do not have to apply for this financial support.  Your institution’s financial aid officer or staff will share with you details on how you can receive Youth Futures Education Fund monies.

Youth Futures Education Fund