The Post Care Tuition Fund Program has been established by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education
to improve access, services and educational outcomes for students with lived experience in care (identified by the Ministry as former youth in care) by waiving tuition fees starting in September 2017, and providing comprehensive
supports starting 2018/19.
Download the Post Care Tuition Fund Program Consent Form (.pdf)
should apply for admission to the university as early as possible to meet the
application deadline requirements. You
are encouraged to submit your Post Care Tuition Fund Program Consent Form as soon
as you’ve applied to the university.
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) have set the Eligibility Requirements (.pdf)
Yes, a student who has already paid tuition fees
can still complete the Post Care Tuition Fund Program Consent Form (.pdf) and submit it to the Cashier’s Office, as long as it is prior to the student’s last class or exam for the term.
have any questions about timelines, please contact the Cashier’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
students can access the post care tuition fund and other types of funding supports,
provided there are no restrictions on the other funding supports that would
prevent the student from accessing both. For more information regarding
additional funding opportunities available, check out www.agedout.com
are encouraged to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to review their specific circumstances.
University provides support services for students to determine where other
sources of funding may be available to meet additional needs. Students should meet with a Financial Aid Advisor to
determine what additional funding sources may be available to them, if they
have financial shortfalls during their studies at Capilano University.
will be adjusted through an automated process that runs every night. Please check your fees again the next day and
they will be adjusted. If your fees
still show as ‘owing’, please contact the Cashier’s Office at email@example.com
After you have
completed the Post Care Tuition Fund Program Consent Form (.pdf) and submitted it to the Cashier’s Office,
the university will submit the completed form to the MCFD. The verification
process can vary from a couple of days to up to four weeks depending on the
complexity of your records search. The Cashier’s Office will notify you
as soon as they’ve received confirmation of your eligibility.
program covers all tuition and mandatory fees charged to the student. This includes the application fee. Students
can request an application fee waiver prior to applying by contacting the Registrar’s
Office at 604-984-4900. If the student
has already paid the application fee, it will be refunded automatically when
confirmation of eligibility has been received from the Ministry.
Credit and non-credit courses leading to a
certificate, diploma, credential, or undergraduate degree; Courses taken during
unclassified qualifying years (e.g. Arts-general and Sciences-general); and Continuing
Studies and Executive Education courses with lifelong learning or competencies
related to the labour market.
program does not apply to graduate or post-graduate courses or programs (e.g.
Post Baccalaureate or graduate certificate/diploma programs).
accessing this program must be 19 to 26 years of age (inclusive). Youth under
the age of 19 are encouraged to first talk with their social worker or any
Ministry of Children and Family Development office or any delegated agency to
review funding options available for youth under the age of 19.
of this program is to take an inclusive approach. If an individual falls outside this
eligibility criteria, the government will consider exceptions on an individual
basis. Students who are interested in
pursuing this option should meet with a Financial Aid Advisor
to assist them with this process.
No, students are not required to provide a letter confirming lived experience in care. Capilano University will
confirm this information with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and
Training for students once they have completed and submitted the Post Care Tuition Fund Program Consent Form to the Cashier’s Office.
a student drops or withdraws from courses after the course/program drop date
they are not required to repay tuition.
post care tuition fund is effective as of September 1, 2017.
Students will not be able to claim tuition fee reimbursements for study periods
prior to September 1, 2017.
This program applies to
part-time students as long as they remain enrolled beyond the drop date for
each study period.
the post care tuition fund will be applied as long as the student is still enrolled in a course
or program beyond the drop date for each study period.
Students must apply prior to their final class or exam
for the term in which the student is applying for the post care tuition fund. Once
approved, students do not need to apply again while
attending Capilano University for courses taken at the university.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.