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Upgrading and ESL Funding: Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) is a non-repayable provincial government funded program designed to provide direct educational costs for students enrolled in developmental programs such as upgrading and ESL courses.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, the student must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident (must have a valid PR card) or a person with “protected person” status, studying in any of the following courses:

Note: Students must attach copy of 2019 income tax notice of assessment.

CHEM 0012 COMM 0030 PHYS 0304
COMM 0003 COMM 0071 PHYS 0309
COMM 0004 MATH 0001 PHYS 0312
COMM 0005 MATH 0007 Technology Entry (TE)
COMM 0029 OPMT 0199

Eligibility is based on assessed financial need.

How to apply

To apply, please print and complete the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) application form and submit to the Student Financial Aid and Awards (SFAA) office.

Submitting applications

We are temporarily able to accept the Adult Upgrading Application and supporting documents by email:

Application deadlines

Applications for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) may be submitted at any time.


Additional information is available online from StudentAidBC. If you have questions, contact us.