Funding for former youth in care

Provincial tuition waiver program

Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive) attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application form below.  This program is open to students pursuing programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree.  Students enroled in graduate programs or post-graduate courses are not eligible.

Students who wish to be considered for the waiver while studying at UNBC must complete the application form below and return it to the UNBC Awards and Financial Aid Unit located within the Office of the Registrar.

StudentAid BC Programs for Former Youth in Care

Provincial tuition waiver application

Application forms can be completed and emailed to or sent via postal mail to the following address:

UNBC - Office of the Registrar
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC
V2N 4Z9
Attn: Awards and Financial Aid Office

Phone: 250-960-6319

Youth Educational Assistance Fund (YEAF)

If you have spent time in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), or an Indigenous Delegated Agency, you may be eligible for up to $5,500 per academic year. Completed applications should be emailed to

For more information, eligibility, criteria, and an application, please visit:

Youth Educational Assistance Fund application

Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF)

This joint funding assistance between the Ministry of Children and Family Development and UNBC is available to students who qualify for the post-secondary tuition waiver for former youth in care.

For more information on this funding resource, please email

Agreements with Young Adults (AYA)

This assistance can help if you have been in foster care or had a youth agreement and can help contribute to other costs associated with post-secondary education such as childcare costs, housing or health care.

For more information please visit:

Agreements with Young Adults

There are other funding opportunities for former youth in care that are not listed here.  For more information on these programs contact or