Adult Upgrading Grants

    • Fall 2017
      - Applications open:  July 13
      - Application deadline: 
                  To avoid de-registration:  August 18 (4:00 p.m.)
                  After de-registration:  November 30


      Spring 2018
      - Applications open:  November 14


      The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) program has been established by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education to provide needs-based financial support to learners enrolled in developmental programs.   

    • What does this grant cover?

      The Adult Upgrading Grant program provides needs-based grants to help with costs such as:

      • required fees 
      • required textbooks and course packs 
      • required supplies 
      • U-Pass or transportation costs 
      • unsubsidized child care costs 
      • tuition fees (if applicable) 

      Which courses qualify?

      Most CapU courses below the 100-level qualify for AUG funding.  

      There will be restrictions if you are repeating a course.

      Post-secondary courses (at the 100-level and above) are not eligible.

       

      How do I apply?


      APPLY EARLY!  


      Complete these two forms and submit them together to the Registrar's Office

      1. Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) application (pdf)
      2. Fall 2017 AUG Fee Deferral application (pdf)

      Original forms are required.  Photocopies and emailed forms are not allowed.


      Helpful Tips

      1. Submit your AUG application and AUG Fee Deferral application at the same time.  
        • Make sure you answer all questions on the applications.
          • If you leave any questions blank, you cannot receive the grant.
        • Make sure that fill out your application in ink or electronically, and that you hand in the original signed copies of your application.  
          • If you hand in a scanned, emailed, photocopied, or faxed application, you cannot receive the grant.
        • If you are a permanent resident of Canada, you need to attach a photocopy of the front and back of your PR Card to your application.
          • If you forget to do this, you cannot receive the grant.
        • If you are Protected Person, you need to attach a photocopy of the front and back of your SIN card and a photocopy of your "Protected Person Status Document" or "Decision Letter" issued by the Immigration Refugee Board to your application.
          • If you forget to do this, you cannot receive the grant
        • If you want to receive the grant for your required textbooks or supplies, you should purchase them and then hand in your receipts to the Registrar's Office.
          • If you do not submit your receipts, you cannot receive the grant for these items.

         

        Am I approved?

        To receive the grants:

        1. You must be eligible; AND,
        2. Your courses must be eligible.

         

        We will assess your eligibility within 1 week of receiving your completed application.  This can happen before classes start.  We will then send you a letter in the mail letting you know if you are eligible.  The grant is not approved and no money is released at this time.  If you are eligible, the letter will let you know the action you have to take to claim the grant.  If you are not eligible, the letter will let you know the reason(s) why you are not eligible.  

        We will assess your courses within 1-3 weeks after the standard term add/drop period ends.  This will happen about one month after classes start.  We will send you a letter in the mail letting you know if your courses are eligible and if a grant has been approved.  If a grant has been approved, the letter will let you know how much the grant is, what costs it is intended to cover, and that the grant has been put into your student account.  If a grant is not approved, the letter will let you know the reason(s) why your courses are not eligible.   

        What about repeating a course?

        If you received AUG for a course before, and did not complete the course, you cannot receive AUG again to support the costs of that same course.

        If you stop attending your course(s), withdraw twice from course(s), or fail to demonstrate satisfactory progress in your education while funded by AUG, you will no longer qualify for AUG for enrolment in any courses.  


        What if I'm also taking post-secondary courses?

        AUG funding does not support costs associated with post-secondary courses (100-level or higher).  

        If you are enrolled in developmental courses (below the 100-level) and post secondary courses (100-level or higher) at the same time, the type(s) of funding you are eligible to apply for depend on your courseload.  

         Your courseload:

        Apply for:

        One or more developmental course
        AND
        between 3 and 8.75 credits at the 100-level or higher
        Adult Upgrading Grant 
        AND
        Part-Time Studies Application 

        One or more developmental course
        AND
        between 9 and 14.75 credits at the 100-level or higher 
        Full-Time Studies Application ONLY
        One or more developmental course
        AND
        15 or more credits at the 100-level or higher 
        Adult Upgrading Grant
        AND
        Full-Time Studies Application

         

        What if my circumstances change?


        Adult Upgrading Grants (AUG) applicants who have a change in their course registration who would like to request a review of their application should complete the AUG Request for Reassessment form (PDF).

        If you are applying for AUG for Summer Session II and already applied for AUG for Summer Session I, you only need to submit the Request for Reassessment form in order to apply for AUG in the second session.

        Your completed reassessment form must be received in the Financial Aid and Awards office no later than three weeks before the scheduled end date of your course(s).  Once your request for reassessment has been reviewed, Financial Aid and Awards will contact you via postal mail with results.

        What if I need help with the application?

        Come to one of our AUG Workshops!  The schedule for Fall 2017 is:

        • Tuesday, August 15 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - Birch building, room 323
        • Thursday, August 17 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) - Birch building, room 381
        • Thursday, September 14 (11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) - Birch building, room 322

        Visit our Events webpage for up-to-date information on all of the workshops and seminars available.

        Contact Financial Aid and Awards if you have questions and are unable to attend a workshop.