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Adult Students

BC Ministry of Education funding policy updates are provided here:

In summary:

  1. For adults who have NOT GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, Adult Secondary School Completion Courses remain tuition free, but some require a refundable resource deposit.  This applies to students who are BC residents, are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents or have a Work Permit valid for at least one year.
  2. For adults who have GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, EDUCATION GUARANTEE Changes - updated September 1, 2017. High school courses in the K-12 sector will remain tuition-free for anyone working toward an Adult Dogwood Diploma or for adults looking to take basic, introductory courses.  In addition, the following courses are tuition free for adults who have graduated and would like to upgrade their Secondary School marks: English 11 and 12,  Life Science 11 (Biology11) and Anatomy & Physiology 12 (Biology12), Chemistry 11 and 12, Physics 11 and 12, Foundations of Math 11 and 12, Pre-Calculus 11 and 12, Calculus 12
  3. All our courses remain free for school age BC residents, but some require a refundable resource deposit.
  4. The cost for graduated adults, who are ordinarily residents of B.C., is $550.00 per course for all high school courses that are not listed above. For non residence of B.C. the cost for courses, is $1500.00 per course.


SD.38 (Richmond) Continuing Education also offers in person classes and information on their programs can be found here: