Youth in Care

BC Provincial Tuition Waiver Program 2021/2022


The BC government created the Provincial Tuition Waiver Program (PTWP) to improve access to education for former youth in care.  The PTWP waives tuition and fees for BC students attending a BC public post-secondary institution, who are 19 to 26 years of age (inclusive), who are former youth in care for a total of two years or more (consecutive or accumulated) in one or more of the eligible categories.

Visit the BC Ministry of Education to see if you meet the eligiblity criteria for the Provicial Tuition Waiver Program. 


To apply for the BC Provincial Tuition Waiver program, complete the following forms and return them to the Financial Aid and Awards office:

BC Provincial Tuition Progam Waiver Application

SFU Provincial Tuition Waiver Program Authorization for Release of Information

You should also meet with a Student Services Academic Advisor to discuss your program options prior to registering for courses.

Students enrolled in courses through SFU Continuing Studies should contact Continuing Studies directly, as they use their own process for these type of applications.

Students who do not meet the BC PTWP eligibility criteria, or have applied for the BC PTWP through SFU and been denied, may submit an appeal to the System Navigator (, which are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 assistance.


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



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