Finances are often a significant barrier to post-secondary studies faced by people raised in care. IBT College is the first career college to offer a tuition bursary for former or current youth in the care of child welfare. The waiver is valued at the total amount of tuition fees.
Eligibility Criteria for In-Care Learners
Must have been in child welfare for a minimum of one year.
Must complete an IBT application for your program of interest and submit all required documentation to the admission office at IBT College (including the Verification of Status with Ontario Children’s Aid Society form).
Must submit application prior to the start of studies.
The waiver is valued at the total amount of tuition fees
Once your IBT application has been submitted, you will be required to provide the following documents:
Verification of Status with Ontario Children’s Aid Society form; or confirmation of status from child welfare agency
High school diploma or completion of college entrance test.
IBT College is working in conjunction with the Child Welfare PAC. “Youth who leave foster care face challenging life outcomes including: low academic achievement, unemployment and underemployment, homelessness and housing insecurity, criminal justice system involvement, early pregnancy and parenthood, health and mental health outcomes and loneliness. Despite decades of studies, increased investment, and many professionals who care, these results are not changing.” To learn more please visit the Child Welfare PAC website.