Kinship Care Youth May Now Be Eligible for Tuition Waivers

Expanded Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Eligibility Criteria September 2017

Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19 – 26 years of age (inclusive), attending a BC public post-secondary institution(s) and who have received care from the ministry or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) through the Child, Family and Community Service Act for a minimum of twenty-four months (consecutive or accumulated) in any, or a combination, of the following categories:

    • Continuing Custody Order pursuant to sections 41 (1) (d), 42.2 (4) (d) or (7) or 49 (4), (5) or 10 (a) of the Act
    • Temporary Custody Order
    • Special Needs Agreement pursuant to section 7 of the Act
    • Voluntary Care Agreement pursuant to section 6 of the Act
    • Youth Agreement pursuant to section 12.2 of the Act
    • Extended Family Plan pursuant to section 8 of the Act
    • Permanent Transfer of Custody Order pursuant to section 54.01 or 54.1 of the Act
    • Temporary Transfer of Custody pursuant to section 41(1)(b) of the Act

 The intent of the new policy is to take an inclusive approach.  If an individual falls outside of the above eligibility criteria, government will consider exceptions on an individual basis.

For more information please call our Kinship Care Support Line – 1-855-474-9777 Toll-free Or email