Improving student financial supports for former youth in care

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.

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Learn more about the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.