Free tuition for former foster youth

Former youth in care can now apply to have up to 100 per cent of their tuition covered at the Nova Scotia Community College.

The college is the first in Atlantic Canada to offer a free tuition program specifically for individuals who have spent time in foster care or have been supported by other provincially supported programming.

NSCC’s move to offer the program follows the lead of Mount Saint Vincent University, which is the first university in Atlantic Canada to offer a tuition waiver program for former youth in care.

“At NSCC, we’re committed to building accessibility and inclusion into everything we do,” NSCC president Don Bureaux said in a news release.

“By eliminating barriers to education in this way, we’re opening up a world of possibilities and ensuring that all Nova Scotians have the opportunity to move successfully into training and the workforce.”

Eligible individuals can apply to have up to 100 per cent of their tuition and fees covered at the college through the Post-Care Free Tuition Program, according to the release…

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