Published March 14, 2023
The B.C government announced improved student financial supports to help former youth in care access post-secondary education and trades training.
Starting on August 1st, 2023, StudentAid BC will improve supports for former youth in care by:
- Opening the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) for former youth in care of any age.
- Enhancing PTWP eligibility to include those former youth in care who were on any care status when they turned 19 regardless of their time in care.
- Introducing a new annual grant up to $3,500 to help students who are recipients of the provincial tuition waiver pay for additional costs such as books, computers, and internet services.
Learn more about the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.