Other funding options

Other funding options available to students including the following:

Application form

Future Skills Grant application form.

Eligible programs:

Student eligibility:  

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.  
  • Must be B.C. residents and currently live in B.C. 
  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of the course/program.  
  • Must provide consent for Ƶ to disclose learner information to the Province.  
  • Should not be receiving duplicative and/or overlapping funding to cover eligible costs (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding that covers the same program costs as the Future Skills Grant) 

Eligible costs for Future Skills Grant programs:  

  • Lifetime Maximum of $3,500 inclusive of all eligible costs 
  • Tuition 
  • Mandatory Fees 
  • Program/Course Materials (textbooks, textbook or required program software, and tools) 
  • Not eligible: Childcare, living allowances, and transportation.  

Other considerations: 

  • The FSG benefits may have tax implications; 
  • The FSG is subject to a lifetime maximum of $3,500; 
  • If students are receiving any federal or provincial benefit, such as Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA), approval must be sought from the appropriate government body before participating in a program;  
  • The amount of FSG funding received is subject to review and audit.  

Supports students who are registered in upgrading courses or special education programs and are in need of financial assistance for fees, books, unsubsidized childcare, and transportation costs. Eligible programs/courses:

  • Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP)
  • Customer Service and Cashier Training (CSCT)
  • Fit and Ready for Skills Training (FRST)
  • Local Industry Skills Training (LIST)
  • English and Mathematics Upgrading (ENGU and MATU) 
  • English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)

Adult Upgrading Grant Application Process:

  • Use this checklist to help you complete the form and to compile the supporting documents.
  • Email the completed application form and supporting documents to studentsuccess@douglascollege.ca.
  • Wait to receive an email about the status of your application.

Provincial Tuition Waiver Program for Former Youth in Care

  • Tuition for former youth in care will be waived for B.C. students who are between 19-26 years of age (inclusive) and are attending a B.C. public post-secondary institution who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the application form below.

  • This program is open to students pursuing programs that lead to a certificate, diploma, or undergraduate degree. Students registering in Continuing Education courses are also eligible. Students enrolled in graduate programs or post-graduate courses are not eligible.

  • Students who wish to be considered for the waiver while studying at Ƶ must complete the Provincial Tuition Waiver Application and return it to the Enrolment Service Office at either the Coquitlam or New Westminster Campus.

Youth Educational Assistance Fund for Former Youth in Care

  • Students eligible to apply for a Provincial Tuition Waiver, may also qualify for the youth educational assistance fund. 
  • Check out the eligibility criteria for  on the StudentAid BC website.

For more information, check out . Click here for detailed listing of bursaries and grants.