Youth In Care

Financial resources for current and former youth in care. If you meet the eligibility requirements, your tuition and eligible fees charged by JIBC could be waived so you do not have to pay them.

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The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) waives tuition and eligible fees for B.C students who are current and former children or youth in care of any age studying full-time or part-time, below the graduate level, at a B.C. public post-secondary institution.

For more information visit StudentAidBC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program or Provincial Tuition Waiver Program - Frequently Asked Questions.


How to apply
 

  1. Download the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and Learning for Future Grant Application form and complete Sections 1 and 3.
  2. Submit your signed application form to JIBC Financial Aid and Awards Office.
  3. JIBC will submit your application form to StudentAid BC who will verify your time-in-care with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and/or the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The verification process can take up to 6 weeks depending on the complexity of your records search.
  4. If you are eligible, JIBC will not collect any tuition fees or registration deposits from you. If you have already paid your fees, your tuition fees will be reimbursed.

The Learning for Future Grant provides an annual grant of $3,500 per program year (August 1 to July 31) to assist with additional education related costs not covered by the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (e.g. textbooks, computers, supplies, etc.).

The Learning for Future Grant is available to full-time or part-time students who meet the eligibility criteria for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and are enrolled in a program or course below the graduate level that leads, or will lead, to a credential (citation, certificate, diploma, or degree).

For more information visit StudentAidBC Learning for Future Grant.


How to apply
 

First time applicants must submit a Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and Learning for Future Grant Application form to StudentAid BC through the Financial Aid Office at their post-secondary institution.

  1. Download the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program and Learning for Future Grant Application form and complete Sections 1 and 3.
  2. Submit your signed application form to JIBC Financial Aid and Awards Office so Section 2 can be completed.
  3. JIBC will submit your application form to StudentAid BC who will verify your time-in-care with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and/or the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The verification process can take up to 6 weeks depending on the complexity of your records search.
  4. If you are eligible, you will receive the $3,500 Learning for Future Grant for the program year (August 1 to July 31).


Students who have previously verified their eligibility for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program or the Learning for Future Grant must submit a Learning for Future Grant Declaration Form annually.
 

  1. Download the Learning for Future Grant Declaration form.
  2. Submit your signed Declaration form to JIBC Financial Aid and Awards Office so we can validate your eligibility.
  3. If you are eligible, you will receive the $3,500 Learning for Future Grant for the program year (August 1 to July 31).