The Former Youth In Care Tuition Bursary covers all tuition and program fees for eligible applicants, regardless of age. Individuals who spent more than 12 months placed as a child in care in New Brunswick, including foster care, group home care, and other forms of care.
The initiative is aimed at making post-secondary education more accessible for former youth in care by waiving tuition and compulsory fees for eligible students. Beginning in September 2021, NBCC will support a minimum of 10 students annually.
NBCC has a dedicated resource to help eligible individuals access the program. Individuals with questions or those interested in participating in the program can contact NBCC at:
The funding covers tuition and program fees (regular program) offered at standard tuition rates – not eligible for Professional Learning Programs.
Yes, the program is open to full- and part-time students.
Yes, there is no age limit so long as other requirements are met.
Eligible students can receive up to a maximum of $5000 per year applied against tuition and program fees at NBCC.
Yes, as a condition of the program, students must apply for other non-repayable financial support. The program Coordinator will help applicants through this process.
No, because they are repayable.
We will apply the support against the portion of tuition and fees paid by student loan to the student’s NBCC account which will trigger a refund so loan amounts can be used to cover other expenses.
No, only those in who lived in care for a minimum of one year (cumulative or accumulated) in the New Brunswick Foster Care System as recognized under the Family Services Act (O.C. 2020-72).
Step one is to reach out to NBCC First Generation Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-796-NBCC (6222).
We only contact social Development to confirm a student’s eligibility by being in foster care for a minimum of 12 months. No other information is shared.
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