Youth in Care

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program 2017/18


Tuition for B.C. former youth in care will be waived for students who meet the criteria outlined below.  The aim of the Program is to improve access, services and educational outcomes for former youth in care by waiving tuition and fees starting in September 2017. Program eligibility and guidelines are:

  • B.C. students 19-26 years old (inclusive).
  • Attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution.
  • Formerly in any B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) category of care (except interim care) for at least 24 months (consecutive or accumulated).
  • If students are outside the eligibility criteria; apply for the program through SFU, and are denied - students can submit a request to the System Navigator ( for appeal consideration on a case by case basis.
Students enrolled in courses through SFU Continuing Studies should contact Continuing Studies directly, as they use their own process for these type of applications.

BC Resources for Youth in Care:

BC Government Resources:


For frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this program see:

To apply, complete the application form and consent form and submit them to SFU Financial Aid and Awards in person or by mail.



Send an email attention: SFU YIC Manager to, with any program questions you may have.