Tuition Fee Credits and Plan

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Members of the bargaining unit are eligible for tuition fee waivers for MTCU-funded programs and courses as follows:

  1. Tuition fees credits are earned on the basis of 7.5% of the remuneration paid for  bargaining unit work.
  2. All members of the bargaining unit who will be commencing their fourth consecutive year of teaching  at the University of Ottawa shall be entitled to receive tuition fee credits at the rate of 15% of the salary received for part-time teaching.
  3. These credits may be used as long as she/he is a member of the APTPUO as per 5.8.5.
  4. These credits may be applied to tuition in credit courses (but not incidental fees) for the member's  spouse, dependent children under 26 years of age, and, in the case  of members who are not full-time students, the member herself/himself.
  5. Part-time regular profe ssors may take courses at the University, free of charge, if these courses ar e recommended in writing by the department as being necessary to improve or increase his/her teaching competence within the department and such recommendation is forwarded to the management of Academic Labour Relations. Such a recommendation is not required for courses taken by a professor to improve his/her competence in one of the official languages.

Reference: Section 10.13 (TUITION FEE CREDITs) of the Collective Agreement


The refunds described in this article apply to government funded courses that earn university credits in full  time programs of study funded by the government.

The member’s child or dependent must pay incidental fees.

The spouse, child or dependent who wishes to apply for a refund of tuition fees must complete the appropriate form available from Human Resources. The duly completed form must be returned to Human Resources before May 30 for the spring session, before July 30 for the summer session, before September 30 for the fall session, and before January 30 for the winter session. Payments will be made only upon receipt of an application within the es tablished time limits. Applications not received within the prescribed ti me limits will not be considered initially for payment of the benefit . Late applications submitted for each session will be considered only after all timely applications have been processed, and by December 15 at the latest. No applications will be accepted for a semester ot her than the current term.

The annual cost for the University of the Tuition Fee Credit Plan shall not exceed $60,000 per academic year divided in three (3) sessions with a partial credit at the beginning of the session and a further credit when it has been established that the fund has not been oversubscribed until such time as all the monies have been allocated as credits. Application will be made on the basis of one session at a time on the form provided by Human Resources.

In the case of part time students, payment will be calculated proportionally based on the number of courses required for the full time program.

The maximum amount per member, spouse, or dependent will be $2,000 per academic session.

The tuition fee assistance is a tax able benefit. This assistance is taxable as income to the member, unless it  can be used as a scholarship by the spouse, children or dependents, in which case it becomes taxable as income to the recipient. In this case, and if the rules of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allow the alloca tion of a scholarship, the value represents 85% of the amount normally awarded. “Tuition fees” are costs defined by the CRA for the purpose of tax deductions.

If the value of eligible applications under this plan is less than the total amount available, the surplus will  be carried over and added to the amount available the following year beginning May 1, to a maximum of twice the annual amount set out in 10. 14.4. If there is a deficit in any given year due to unforeseen circumstances, the deficit will be carried over to the following year beginning May 1. This deficit will be examined to determine its source and to evaluate, in consultation with the APTPUO, the changes to be made to ad ministrative processes to avoid it happening again. If amounts are return ed after their distribution, they will be deposited in the fund.

Reference: Section 10.14 (TUITION FEE CREDIT PLAN) of the Collective Agreement