by KLC College

Ontario Government Providing Free Tuition for PSW Students

*UPDATE: eligibility for the Challenge Fund ended July 31, 2021. However, you can still apply for the PSW program using various other funding methods!*

The Government of Ontario has recognized the urgent need for additional personnel in the healthcare sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by way of qualified & trained Personal Support Workers. Ontario has set up the PSW Challenge Fund which will provide $86 million to train up to 8,000 personal support workers (PSWs) at accredited schools across the province. Learn how you can become a PSW for free at KLC College!


1. Why Become a Personal Support Worker?

Not only are they in-demand during the pandemic, but PSWs are trained in a field that is always in need of new hires. The types of employers includes hospitals, care homes, and more – ensuring that this field of study is a lucrative one.

2. What Does the Government Pay For?

The Ontario government is covering the entirety of your tuition as a bursary, not a loan, meaning you do not have to pay back your fees. Covered in this cost includes:

  • Up to $7,500 for tuition, books and other relevant mandatory fees
  • Up to $5,735 to cover costs for your clinical work placement

3. What Do I Do Next?

This funding is only available for students applying to a PSW program that starts between May 1 and July 31, 2021 – so we encourage you take any of the following steps:

  • Contact our PSW program rep Tracy at trobidoux@klccollege.ca to learn more and have any questions answered – click here
  • Apply to join KLC’s July 2021 PSW class at our Kingston, Toronto or Whitby campus – click here
  • Fill out the form below to have our KLC Admissions team schedule a callback within 24 hours.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have 100% of your education paid for by the government with no repayment required! 
Learn about the PSW Program

Discover how KLC can jumpstart your new career in healthcare with our PSW Certificate program that provides hands-on training completed in 6 months, through other funding options like OSAP, Second Career, and more!

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