Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
Application Form
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WHAT IS THE PROVINCIAL TUITION WAIVER PROGRAM?
The program waives tuition and mandatory fees for full-time and part-time B.C. post-secondary students who are studying
towards a certicate, diploma, or undergraduate degree who are former youth in care between the ages of 19 and up to their 27th
birthday.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM IF YOU
are a resident of B.C.; or
have been placed in another province under a Ministry of Children and Family Develop-
ment Interprovincial Placement Agreement;
are studying full- or part-time at a B.C. public post-secondary instutition, the Native
Education College or one of the ten approved trades training providers
1
;
are between the ages of 19 to 26 years of age (inclusive); or
are 17 or 18 years of age, have graduated from high school and are no longer in the care
of the Ministry of Children and Family Development; and
were formerly in any B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Legal Statuses,
2
or Delegated Aboriginal Agency or the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty
Reduction’s Child in Home of Relative program for at least 24 months or 730 days (consecu-
tive or accumulated in any combination).
1
Approved Trades Training Providers include:
Boilermaker Training Centre
Construction and Specialized Workers
D.C. 38 Joint Trade Society
Electrical Joint Training Committee
Floorlayers Union
IUOE Local 115 Training Association
Piles Drivers Local 2404
Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board
Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre Society
Trowel Trades Training Association
2
Legal Statuses include:
• Adoption
• Continuing Custody Order with a Director
• Extended Family Plan
• Interim Custody Order with a Director
• Interim Custody Order with person other than a parent
• Permanent Transfer of Custody Order with person other than a parent
• Special Needs Agreement
• Temporary Custody Order
• Temporary Transfer of Custody Order
• Under the Guardianship of a Director - Adoptions Act
• Under the Guardianship of a Director - Infants Act
• Voluntary Care Agreement
• Youth Agreement
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Complete Sections 1 and 3.
2. Have your Financial Aid Officer at your post-secondary institution complete Section 2.
3. Your Financial Aid Officer submits the completed application to tuitionwaiver@gov.bc.ca.
Processing takes approximately two weeks. It may take up to six weeks to receive a response.
APPLICATION FORM BEGINS ON PAGE 2.
Student
completes
Sections 1 & 3.
StudentAid
BC noties the
student and
institution of the
outcome.
StudentAid BC
reviews your
application.
Financial Aid
Ocer
completes
Section 2.
Financial Aid
Ocer submits
the application to
StudentAid BC.
If approved,
StudentAid BC
reimburses the
institution.
Have questions?
Visit the StudentAid BC
website.
Still have questions?
Email us at
tuitionwaiver@gov.bc.ca.
Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
Application Form
SECTION 1 - PERSONAL INFORMATION
List all known names, including full legal names. Only listed names can be searched to qualify you.
(1) SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER
(2) LEGAL LAST NAME
______________________________________________________________
(3) LEGAL FIRST NAME
______________________________________________________________
(4) LEGAL MIDDLE NAME
______________________________________________________________
(5) LIST ALL OTHER KNOWN NAME(S)
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
(6) EMAIL ADDRESS (you will be contacted via email with application updates)
______________________________________________________________
(7) DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MMM/YY)
(8) GENDER
FEMALE
MALE
OTHER Please specify: _____________________
(9) CITIZENSHIP STATUS
CANADIAN CITIZEN
PERMANENT RESIDENT
PROTECTED PERSON
OTHER
(10) STUDENT NUMBER
(11) PERSONAL EDUCATION NUMBER
(12) Have you resided in B.C. for at least 12 months? YES NO
(13) Do you identify yourself as an Aboriginal person, that is First Nations, Métis or Inuit? YES NO
(14) If yes, do you identify as: FIRST NATIONS MÉTIS INUIT
SECTION 2 - STUDY INFORMATION - TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR INSTITUTION
POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION NAME _______________________________________________________________________________________
POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________________________________
STUDY PERIOD START DATE ____________________
PROGRAM NAME/CREDENTIAL __________________________________________________
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF PROGRAM (IN WEEKS, MONTHS OR YEARS) __________________
APPROXIMATE TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS:
TUITION $_____________
MANDATORY ADMINISTRATIVE FEES $_____________
X ________________________________________ _____________________________ __________________
FINANCIAL AID OFFICER SIGNATURE PRINT NAME DATE SIGNED
(DD-MMM-YYYY)
APPLICATION FORM CONTINUES ON PAGE 3.
Rev: 2019-11-28
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SECTION 3 - DECLARATION
Please read and sign.
I am applying for funding to assist with my education under the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program.
By signing my name on this application form:
1. I certify that all information is complete and accurate and I have not altered or added to any of the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program applica-
tion and/or questions.
2. (a) I understand that (INSTITUTION NAME ___________________________________________) will disclose that I want to access the Provincial
Tuition Waiver Program to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (AEST) who will then request information from the
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or Delegated Aboriginal Agency in order to conrm my status as a former child/
youth in care or my status in an out of care order/agreement as dened by the Child, Family and Community Service Act; and/or the
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR) in order to conrm my status in the Child of Home of Relative Program. This
consent takes eect when I sign this declaration.
(b) I understand that MCFD and/or SDPR will release the information as it relates to my eligibility for the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
to AEST, who provides funding for this program. I understand that this information will be used to determine my eligibility for the Provincial
Tuition Waiver Program. This consent takes eect when I sign this declaration.
Collection Notice and Use of Information
Your personal information is collected and disclosed by the post-secondary institution you are attending, to the Ministry of Advanced Educa-
tion, Skills and Training, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction under
sections 26(c), 26(e), 27(1(a)(i) and 27(1)(c)(iii) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) in order to provide you a
nancial benet. The information you submit may also be used for research, planning and evaluation related to this program. If you have any
questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, you may contact: Director, Tuition Waiver Program, Ministry of Advanced
Education, Skills and Training, PO Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9H7, Phone: (250) 387-6616.
X ________________________________________ _____________________________ __________________
STUDENT SIGNATURE PRINT NAME DATE SIGNED
(DD-MMM-YYYY)
Provincial Tuition Waiver Program
Application Form
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