Adult Upgrading Grants

    • Summer 2017 
      - Application deadline:  August 18

      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 grants to learners enrolled in developmental programs.   

    • What costs do the grants cover?

      The Adult Upgrading Grant program provides grants based on financial need to help with costs such as:

      • up to 100% of tuition fees for developmental courses
      • required fees for developmental courses
      • required textbooks and course packs for developmental courses (receipts may be required)
      • required supplies for developmental courses (receipts may be required)
      • transportation costs (UPass or equivalent) (receipts and/or supporting documentation may be required)
      • unsubsidized child care costs (receipts and/or supporting documentation may be required)

      Am I eligible?

      You may be eligible if you meet all of the following criteria:

      1. you are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or protected person.  
        • Landed immigrants with Investor Class Status NV5 are not eligible for AUG
        • Permanent Residents must attach a photocopy of the front and back of their PR card to their AUG application
      2. you are a resident of British Columbia
      3. you are enrolled in eligible developmental courses 
        • see the Which courses qualify? section below
      4. you demonstrate financial need, as outlined on the AUG application
      5. you have successfully completed any courses for which you have previously received AUG funding, and are demonstrating satisfactory academic progress
        • see the What about repeating a course? section below
      6. you have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of 156 weeks of AUG funding
      7. you are not in receipt of or eligible to apply for full-time government student loan funding for course registration below 100% courseload
        • see the What if I'm taking post-secondary courses too? section below

       

      How do I apply?

      Complete both of the following forms and submit them together in one package to the Registrar's Office.  

      1. 2017/2018 Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) application (PDF)
      2. Fall 2017 AUG Fee Deferral application (PDF)

      Original forms are required; no photocopies or emails.


      Important

      • submit your AUG application and AUG Fee Deferral application together
      • be sure to answer all questions on the applications.  Incomplete applications will be delayed in processing
      • if you are a permanent resident, you must attach a photocopy of the front and back of your PR Card to your application
      • attach original receipts for required textbooks and supplies if you would like these costs to be considered for a grant
      • original AUG applications are required.  Scanned, emailed, photocopied, and faxed forms will not be accepted.  You must fill out your application in ink or electronically (recommended)
      • you must apply for AUG in a separate application each term

      When will I find out if I am approved?


      If you submit your applications before classes start:

      1. Within 5 business days of submitting your applications, they will be assessed to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria
      2. Within 2 weeks of submitting your applications, you will receive a letter by postal mail that will state whether you meet the eligibility criteria for the grant.
        • If you meet the eligibility criteria, the letter will let you know what you have to do to claim the grant, and confirm whether an AUG fee deferral has been applied to your student account.
        • If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, the letter will let you know the reason(s) why you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
        • After the standard term add/drop period ends, your courses will be assessed to determine whether they meet the approval criteria.
        • Approximately 2-3 weeks after the standard term add/drop period ends, you will receive a letter by postal mail that will state whether you are approved for a grant.  
          • If you are approved, the letter will let you know how much the grant is and the cost(s) that it is intended to cover.
          • If you are not approved, the letter will let you know the reason(s) why your courses do not meet the approval criteria.


        If you submit your applications after classes start:

        1. After the standard term add/drop period ends, your applications will be assessed to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria and whether your courses meet the approval criteria.  
        2. Approximately 2-3 weeks after you submit your completed applications or after the standard term add/drop period ends, whichever is later, you will receive a letter by postal mail that will state whether you are approved for a grant.  
          • If you are approved, the letter will let you know how much the grant is and the cost(s) that it is intended to cover.
          • If you are not approved, the letter will let you know the reason(s) why you do not meet the eligibility criteria and/or your courses do not meet the approval criteria.

        Which courses qualify?

        • Courses below the 100-level qualify for AUG funding.  
          There will be restrictions if you are repeating a course.  
        • Courses above the 100-level do not qualify for AUG funding.

        Example

        • BENG 052 and EAP 090 are below the 100-level and are eligible.
        • USSD 110 and EAP 100 are above the 100-level and are not eligible.  

        The following programs at Cap U include courses that are eligible for AUG funding

        Students enrolled in other programs at Capilano University who are registered in one or more classes that are below the 100-level may also be able to access AUG funding.    

         

        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 received AUG for a course before, completed the course but received an "F" grade, you may be eligible to receive AUG one additional time to support up to 50% of the tuition fees only for 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 taking post-secondary courses too?

        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:

         You should apply for:

        One or more developmental course(s) AND
        between 3 and 8.75 credits at the 100-level or higher
        AUG AND
        Part-Time Studies Application 

        One or more developmental course(s) AND
        between 9 and 14.75 credits at the 100-level or higher 

        Full-Time Studies Application ONLY
        One or more developmental course(s) AND
        15 or more credits at the 100-level or higher 
        AUG 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.


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        Financial Aid and Awards presents a number of workshops each term to enhance your financial well-being.  Check out our Upcoming Events for information about upcoming Adult Upgrading Grant Workshops to assist you in understanding AUG applications, fee deferrals, awards, and the budgeting and money management strategies that are available to help support you.