Dal launches tuition waiver program, wraparound supports for former youth in care

August 9, 2021
Dalhousie University has launched a tuition waiver program for people who spent time in foster care and introduced new wraparound supports to ensure they can succeed in higher ed. Through the program, 10 individuals who have spent at least one year in care will be able to access undergraduate level postsecondary education at no cost. The program, which has no age cap, will provide potential students with support throughout the application process. It will also provide accepted students with wraparound supports such as counselling, advising, accommodations, and social connections. “University can be intimidating to those unfamiliar with it, so we want to make sure all tuition waiver recipients feel like they have the support they need,” said Kristen Sutherland, associate registrar and director, recruitment and admissions at Dal. “It might sound cliché, but there really are no stupid questions. We are here to help.” Dal (NS)