King’s offers three waivers—a post care tuition waiver available to former youth-in-care, a Mi’kmaw Journalism Initiative for Mi’kmaw students and a senior citizens waiver available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 65 years of age.

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Mi'kmaw Journalism Tuition Waiver

The University of King’s College is committed to the work of Reconciliation and creating an environment where Indigenous students, staff and faculty can thrive. With this waiver, tuition costs will be covered for up to three Mi’kmaw students per year in the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program and encourage L’nu’k from Mi’kma’ki with lived experience to apply.

Find out how to apply Indigenous community at King’s

Post Care Tuition Waiver

King’s offers two Post-Care Tuition Waivers annually to former youth-in-care for undergraduate studies at King’s. This comes in recognition of the unique and ongoing challenges faced by former youth-in-care in accessing and completing a post-secondary education.

These waivers are renewable (up to four years dependent upon good academic standing) for each student’s first undergraduate degree at King’s.


  • Applicants must have lived in care for a minimum of one year (cumulative or accumulated). Preference will be given to applicants who spent time in care with the Nova Scotia child welfare system—including Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia—as defined by the Children and Family Services Act, 2017; or who have been in receipt of services through the Department of Community Services, Youth Services Program, or the equivalent in another province or territory.
  • Preference will be given to a student completing their first undergraduate degree.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or confirmed in a program with tuition and associated fees in the upcoming academic year.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants may not already be in receipt of equivalent financing for their education.
  • Applicants must consent to a Release of Information for corroboration of their time in care.

How to apply

Current undergraduate students or incoming students who meet the eligibility criteria and have been accepted into an undergraduate program that begins in September can apply for the waiver through the application below by March 1.

Tuition Waiver application

Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver

Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 65 years of age or over who are enrolled in an undergraduate non-professional degree program will have their tuition fees waived but must pay applicable incidental fees. Students must notify the Student Accounts Office on or before the term due date to have the waiver initiated.