Adult Upgrading Grants

    • Summer 2018
      - Applications open: early April 2018
      - Application deadline: 
                  To avoid deregistration:  April 25, 2018 
                  After deregistration:  June 27, 2018

      Fall 2018
      - Applications open:  July 9
      - Application deadline: 
                  To avoid deregistration:  August 27, 2018
                  After deregistration:  TBA


      The BC Ministry of Advanced Education established the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) program to provide needs-based financial support to learners enrolled in skills upgrading, developmental education, and training courses.     

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

         Summer 2018 
      1. 2018/2019 Adult Upgrading Grant Application (pdf)
      2. Summer 2018 - AUG Fee Deferral Application (pdf)


      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 may be eligible to receive AUG again for the same course.  AUG funding for a repeat course is not guaranteed and will be assessed after the submission of an AUG application.  




        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 and 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 of dates, times, and locations is on our Events webpage.  

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