Youth in Care

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program

The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) waives tuition and fees for B.C. students who are former youth in care studying full-time or part-time at the undergraduate level. As of August 1, 2023, the PTWP is open to former youth in care of any age.

Visit StudentAid BC: Provincial Tuition Waiver Program to see if you meet the eligiblity criteria and further information about the program.

If your accumulated time in care is less than the two year requirement, but still over one year, please send an email to the SFU YIC Manager at for further assistance.

Application Process

To apply for the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program, complete the following two forms and return them to the Financial Aid and Awards office in person or by email (

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program: Application

SFU Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Authorization for Release of Information

Students enrolled in courses through SFU Continuing Studies should contact SFU Continuing Studies directly, as they use their own process for the BC PTWP.

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



Email, ATTN YIC Supports Navigator with any program questions that you may have.