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Adult Upgrading - Funding Available

Non-repayable grants are available!

If you are enrolling in English as a Second Language, adult basic education (academic upgrading) or adult special education programming, you may be eligible for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG), a provincial-funded financial assistance program

Apply now!

Attend an information session. Adult Upgrading Grant application forms are available online (use Internet Explorer to open form or download from other browsers then open with Acrobat Reader).

Please bring:

  • 2016 Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Permanent Resident card (if you are a landed immigrant/Permanent Resident)

Benefits
AUG covers any tuition fee charged and includes other non-discretionary charges, such as VCC's assessment fee, college initiative fee and student fee. In addition, if applicable, funding for text books and supplies may also be provided. 

If you are receiving AUG funding you may also be eligible for Public Transportation Assistance and Daycare Assistance (for registered & licensed daycare facilities only) programs. 

Eligibility
Eligible students are those enrolling in part-time or full-time courses in:  

  • ESL classes (EAP and Pathways)
  • ABE classes (Basic Education, CCA, College Foundations)
  • ASE classes (Adult Special Education) 

The eligibility is based upon financial need. To be considered to have financial need, an applicant's income must meet or be below a standard level. This level is dependent upon the applicant's living arrangement and the size of their family. AUG funding is also dependent on successfully completing previously funded courses.

Find out eligibility for academic upgradingESL and adult special education. If you are partially eligible or not eligible for the Adult Upgrading Grant, you may still be eligible for the VCC Upgrading Grant. Contact the VCC Financial Aid office for more information.

Do you have questions or need help?
Please contact the VCC Financial Aid office for more information and assistance.