uWinnipeg unveils Youth In Care Tuition Waiver program

March 15, 2012

Yesterday the University of Winnipeg launched its Youth In Care Tuition Waiver program, which ensures that youth who have grown up in foster care in Manitoba can plan for their academic future at the university, regardless of socio-economic background. uWinnipeg expects to support 10 students annually through the program in the initial pilot stage, which starts this September. The Province of Manitoba Authorities will cover all additional living expenses for youth on extensions of care -- including housing, textbooks, and meal plans -- up until age 21 and while they are attending uWinnipeg. The program is the first of its kind in Manitoba and believed to be unique for a Canadian university. uWinnipeg News Release