Grant money available

Do you have a child born in 2006? Have you applied for your B.C. Training and Education Grant of $1,200 for your child? The deadline is approaching!

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG).

The money can be used for college and university programs, but can also be used elsewhere, including for vocational schools, apprenticeship and trades training.

There was an extension given to students born in 2006 to 2008, since that group of children turned six to nine years old during the year the program was launched. The parent or guardian plus the child must be residents of British Columbia.

For children born in 2006 the deadline to apply for this free money is August 14.

For complete information go to the B.C. Ministry of Education’s website.

CTV Vancouver’s story can be found here