Former Youth in Care (Post-Care)

If you have lived as a youth in care in British Columbia, the following resources may assist you to pursue your post-secondary education.

  • Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
  • Langara Youth in Care Bursary
  • Youth Education Assistance Fund
  • Youth Futures Education Fund
  • Agreement with Young Adults
  • Aged Out

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) 
Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Application 
This program waives tuition fees for BC students who are former youth in care between age 19 and up to their 27th birthday who are attending a BC public post-secondary institution. 
Please click the PTWP Student FAQ for additional information and eligibility criteria.

Youth in Care Bursary (YICBUR) 
Youth in Care Bursary Consent Form
Post-Care students who do not qualify for the PTWP, may be eligible for the Langara Youth in Care Bursary. Please apply to both the PTWP and YICBUR.  If you are eligible for both programs, you will only receive funding through the PTWP.

Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF) 
Youth Education Assistance Fund Application 
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. Students may receive a maximum of four grants.

Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF) 
Youth Futures Education Fund/Langara Bursary Application 
The Youth Futures Education Fund provides living expenses to youth who have aged out of the foster care system and are attending a post-secondary institution on a tuition waiver. You may be eligible if you received the PTWP or YICBUR funding. To apply, please fill out the Langara Bursary Application due by the middle of the 1st month of each term (Jan, May, Sep).

Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) 
Ministry of Children and Family Development contact information 
Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program helps cover the cost of things like housing, child care, tuition and health care while you go back to school, or attend rehabilitation, vocational or approved life skills program.

Aged Out is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It's an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they age into community.