Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Provincial Tuition Waiver for former BC Youth in Care

Tuition and fees for former BC youth in care will be waived for students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive), attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution and who meet the attached criteria.

In order to apply for the waiver and determine if you qualify, please complete and sign the Consent Form, and deliver it to TRU Student Awards & Financial Support in Old Main 1631, or email a scanned copy (not a photo) to finaid@tru.ca.

You do not need to be enrolled in order to confirm your eligibility, so please submit the form even if you are just considering attendance.  The application process can take from one to four weeks.  Once you have been approved, your eligibility will automatically continue each semester until your 27th birthday - you do not need to re-apply.

For Open Learning courses only, you will need to pay for the portion of your course not funded by the waiver, including books, materials, and shipping at the time of registration.  Please be prepared for this before you ask to be registered.

Speak with Student Awards & Financial Support about other funding options - including grants, bursaries, or loans - for your books, and if appropriate your living, transportation, and daycare costs.

Speak with Finance if you have band funding or other sponsorship for these additional costs.