Youth in Care Tuition Bursary

Procedure Number: 
Policy Number: 
Vice-President, Finance & Administration
Program Council
November 6, 2014
November 6, 2017
Procedure Statement: 


JIBC is interested in supporting former youth in care to access post-secondary education with a tuition bursary program.


The tuition bursary program is administered through the student financial aid and awards office in cooperation with the relevant program area.


Prospective students for this program must:

  1. Submit a complete and signed Application for the Youth In Care Tuition Bursary and Authorization for Release of Information to the Student Financial Aid and Awards Office; 
  2. Be at least 18 years of age during the academic year of study;
  3. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance as outlined on the application;
  4. Be accepted into a JIBC certificate, diploma or degree for the upcoming semester OR be a continuing student and maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.00 each semester and registered in a program leading to the completion of a certificate, diploma or degree;
  5. Provide evidence from a current or former agency worker, of eligibility for the Youth in Care Tuition waiver as a current or former youth in care in the Province of British Columbia. Within the Authorization for Release of Information, JIBC will verify each student's eligibility with the Ministry of Child and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal Child and Family services agency.
  6. Have exhausted or be ineligible for the Youth Education Assistance Fund


  1. The bursary is not applicable for tuition in professional training courses.
  2. The bursary applies only to the tuition fees for the course; any other expenses necessary for participation in the course such as books, supplies, equipment rental, etc., must be paid by the student.
  3. This bursary is part of the general bursary fund and will be adjudicated within the constraints of the annual budget allocation. 
  4. As a minimum number of tuition-paying students are required in each course to enable it to be offered, the Institute reserves the right to limit the number of bursaries admitted to a course and/or to apply the regular course fees in high cost courses.
  5. The bursary is intended to provide tuition support for JIBC programs and will be awarded to a maximum of $2000 annually per student.  
  6. The bursary will be adjudicated three times in the year; February, May and October.  

Last updated April 30, 2018