Adult Upgrading Grant

The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) is a provincially sponsored assistance program that provides grant funding for adult students enrolled in skills upgrading, education and training courses who can demonstrate financial need.


You may be eligible for an AUG if you are:

  • An adult

  • Attending a public post-secondary institution in BC

  • Enrolled in skills upgrading or education and training courses, including Adult Basic Education, Accessible Education & Training and English as a second language

Grant use

The AUG covers direct educational costs: 

  • Required fees 

  • Required textbooks and course packs 

  • Supplies allowance 

  • Transportation costs (restrictions may apply) 

  • Unsubsidized childcare costs 

  • Tuition fees (if applicable) 


Find out more and download the application form


The AUG is taxable income. We will mail out T4As to students at the end of February every year (they are not available online). You will only receive a T4A if the funding you received exceeds $499. 

If you think you should have received a T4A but didn't, contact the Financial Aid Office

Tax Credits 

Unfortunately, Upgrading and SOAR courses are not eligible for the T2202A tuition tax credit.