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Tuition Waiver Program

2020-2021 applications are AVAILABLE NOW!

Tuition Waiver Application Forms
Deadline: March 31, 2020

Please join us for our annual Tuition Waiver Info Nights:


  1. Winnipeg Tuition Waiver Info Night – Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30pm, University of Winnipeg

  2. Brandon Tuition Waiver Info Night – Wednesday, January 29 at 4:30pm, Assiniboine Community College


Presentations will include:

  • Information about bursaries and funding options available to current and former youth in care

  • Admissions presentations from local, participating post-secondary institutions

  • Additional living support funding available to tuition waiver students

  • Information on Futures Forward services


These events are specifically helpful for individuals applying to post-secondary for September 2020.

Please promote widely with your friends, students and networks! All are welcome!

Established in 2012, nine participating colleges and universities in Manitoba have each established a fund to support current and former youth in care. The purpose of the fund is to provide the opportunity for current and former youth in Child and Family Services care in Manitoba to attend post-secondary education. Each of the institutions have their own requirements for entrance, eligibility, renewal, and other procedures that you must meet in order to receive this bursary. You must be accepted into one of the participating institutions in order to apply for a Tuition Waiver and its associated funding. Tuition Waiver recipients who are former youth in care may be eligible to apply for Living Supports to cover the costs of books and supplies, transportation and housing while attending school, so that you can focus on your studies. 

       1. Be a current or former youth-in-care in Manitoba
       2. Meet the regular program admission requirements and have applied directly to the college or university*

       3. Be applying for full-time studies (at least 18 credit hours per year)
       4. UM, UW, USB, and Booth Applicants - must demonstrate financial need

*Please check with your school for institutional specific information

       1. Maintain a 2.0 GPA (C)  
       2. Maintain full-time student status (at least 18 credit hours/year or 60% course load)
       3. UM, UW, USB, and Booth Applicants - must continue to demonstrate financial need
       4. Maintain continued contact with the college or university

Our Tuition Waiver Coordinator provides transitional supports to post-secondary. Laura-Lynne can help you apply to school, choose the right path and program for you, and apply for a Tuition Waiver and other funding to assist you in paying for post-secondary.  For other sources to fund your education, check out our scholarship guide.


Laura-Lynne Hildebrand


(204) 987-8661 Ext. 671

Participating Institutions
For inquiries, please complete the form below: 

2020-2021 Tuition Waiver Applications are available now.
Tuition Waiver applications are due March 31 of each year for the following school year.