Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG)

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Upgrading students

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Award description

If you're attending Camosun in one of the School of Access programs you may be eligible to have your tuition, deposit and fees paid.

AUG funding is provincial government grant funding that you do not need to pay back. It covers tuition, deposit, student fees, required textbooks and child care support for eligible upgrading programs.



Eligible Camosun programs

Note: College Preparatory courses at the 100-level are not eligible for upgrading funding.

How to Apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant

  1. Complete the Adult Upgrading Grant Application.
    You may fill it out electronically or print it out and complete it.
    Please note: to submit electronically, you must download and save the application on your computer to view and fill out. If you are unable to complete the online application, please visit us in the office to pick up a paper application.
  2. You must provide proof of income for 2023. If you have filed your taxes for 2023, please include your notice of assessment.  If you have not filed your taxes, please see the instructions page of the Adult Upgrading Grant for acceptable documentation. 
  3. Once you have completed and signed the application, please send the application and your proof of income information to or bring it in person to the Financial Aid and Awards office during open hours (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday). If you are unable to print/scan your application, you may take a photo of the completed application and your supporting documentation and email the photos.
  4. If it is your first time applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant please provide a copy of your photo ID.  If you are a permanent resident of Canada, and this is your first time applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant, please include a copy of your permanent resident card or landing document.

Application process

Selection process

What happens after I submit my Adult Upgrading Grant Application?

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please expect a response in 3-5 business days for complete applications. Incomplete applications will take additional time.

Once your AUG application is assessed you will receive an email letting you know the status of your application (approved/denied/pending more information) and your next steps.

For more information, please visit StudentAidBC.

Note: You must download and save the application on your computer to view and fill out. 



Contact Financial Aid & Awards and a Financial Aid Advisor for help with applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant.  

Email and we'll contact you within 2 business days.  

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Indigenous students

If you are a student with Indigenous ancestry you may be eligible to receive specific grants or funding from a variety of sources. Contact an Indigenous Advisor to learn more.