Young people leaving foster care now will have access to free tuition at all 25 of British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions.
The program was previously only available at 11 public post-secondary institutions.
Premier John Horgan says by bringing down barriers to opportunity, and making advanced education more accessible, we can clear the path to success for young people who are leaving foster care.
The cost of waiving tuition will be covered by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training for the remainder of fiscal 2017-18.
Any eligible student who already has paid fees for September enrollment will be refunded.