Changes to Adult Basic Education at Okanagan College




Want to upgrade?

We are here to help with courses, programs, and financial aid

Okanagan College's South Okanagan-Similkameen Campus in Penticton offers a large selection of
adult upgrading courses throughout the year to help you achieve your career and education goals. 

Recently, the College announced it would charge tuition for these courses.
There is significant financial help available for domestic students that may cover the costs of your tuition. Financial help is available either through the provincial government's Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) or through Okanagan College’s Upgrading Bursary (OCUB).

Visit our online resource or connect with one of our financial aid staff at 1-800-767-5492 to find out more. Also check our Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!) .

Apply, enrol and we’ll work to help you achieve your upgrading goals and find ways to help with your tuition.

information about upgrading options information about financial aid

ABEhelpinghands Financial aid from the province, Okanagan College ,or both, is available. Financial aid will cover tuition costs for domestic students taking fundamental and intermediate-level upgrading or ESL courses. Domestic students taking advanced and provincial-level courses may also qualify for aid to cover  tuition, dependent on income levels. The provincial grant may cover some expenses beyond tuition such as transportation, supplies, and unsubsidized childcare.


Our Recruiter (250) 492-4305, ext. 3205 or 1 866-510-8899, ext. 3205
or email

Financial Aid at Okanagan College
1 800-767-5492

Send us an email

Visit the campus administration office Penticton at 583 Duncan Ave. West, Penticton (near Canadian Tire)