The tuition fees program is detailed in article 40.6 of the collective agreement and on the University of Ottawa website.
Any spouse, child or dependent registered in a program at the University of Ottawa is entitled to an exemption from tuition fees or a bursary benefit but must pay incidental fees (such as health services and sports services).
Submit your Tuition Fee Financial Support request through an online University platform. The program waives tuition for APUO members, their spouse/partner, and dependents, as part of their benefits and allows you to follow the status of your request. Applications may be made for more than one term at a time, but exemption shall be granted for only one fee payment at a time.
Since 2010, the tuition exemption and reimbursement programs have become taxable only to those who receive the benefit and require the Employer to issue a T4A to the student. This means that the tuition exemption will no longer be added to the employee’s T4 since they will appear on the student’s T4A.