Tuition Subsidy Policy

Tuition Fee Subsidy for Employees and Dependents

(FASBU, OPSEU, and Administrative)

  1. Full-time and part-time employees, their dependents and spouses will be eligible for a tuition subsidy (not including incidental fees or any foreign fee supplement) following their period of probation as well as dependents of retired employees, dependents of employees deceased while in the full-time employ of the University and dependents of employees on LTD in the employ of the University. Dependents are defined as children of an employee who are entitled to be claimed as dependent children within the meaning of the Income Tax Act in the years in which the tuition fee subsidy is requested and under the age of 26 years.

    The Tuition fee subsidy applies to Masters Level courses subject to the enrolment cap in the course. Tuition fee subsidy does not apply to PhD level studies, AQ, ABQ, ABED, Principals Courses, ASL courses and non credit courses; however, it does apply to the BEd in extension.

    Please note: Tuition fee subsidy does not apply to continuation, extension, or course auditing fees.

    FOR EMPLOYEES: If the course is scheduled during normal working hours, the employee must provide the Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, with a letter outlining how he/she will make up the time missed from work. The maximum allowable time away from work is five (5) hours per week.

  2. A student qualifying for a tuition subsidy must remain in good standing. Further, in the event of loss of good standing, the same course(s) or an equivalent one(s) may be taken at the student's expense in order to reinstate eligibility or good standing.

In order to avoid any confusion during the registration process, staff members wishing to take advantage of this policy must submit a completed application form to the Human Resources Office prior to registering.

*The tuition subsidy does not cover the cost of exams, incidental fees, student union fees or foreign fees. Should any balances remain unpaid.*