FAQ: Tuition Fees Credit Plan

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  1. Who qualifies for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan?
  2. What are tuition fee credits?
  3. How do I accumulate credits?
  4. How much can I get?
  5. How do I apply?
  6. When do I apply?
  7. After I apply for this plan, how do I know if I received these credits and how much I have received?
  8. When will the credits be applied?
  9. What do I do if I see that late payment fees and interest payments need to be paid?
  10. What happens if I pay off the final session(s) of studies, but will still get credit to the account?
  11. Will I ever lose the credits I have earned?

Who qualifies for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan?

All members of the APTPUO qualify for this plan.

What are tuition fee credits?

Tuition fee credits can be applied towards tuition fees for Ministry of Training Colleges and University (MTCU) funded courses and credit courses

  • for the member's spouse or dependent children under 26 years of age
  • for the member if he/she is not a full-time student

NOTE that incidental fees are NOT covered under this plan and these must be paid for by the student.

How do I accumulate credits?

You accumulate credits for bargaining unit work--employment that is covered by a part-time contract.

How much can I get?

There is an individual limit to the amount you can receive based on the number of credits that you have earned. The maximum amount per member, spouse, or dependent will be $2,000 per academic session.

Credits are accumulated at the pace of 7.5% for the first three years of employment of the member, and 15% for subsequent years.

Another limit to the amount you can receive is based on the number of applicants so that all who apply will receive some tuition fee credits. This amount of $60,000 per academic year is divided among all applicants and is apportioned to three sessions. In 2011 – 2012, the amounts apportioned were $27,500 for the fall, $27,500 for the winter, and $5,000 for the spring/summer. The amounts apportioned for each session may vary slightly from year to year and depend on the number of applications received to ensure the widest distribution of monies as credits.

How do I apply?

You must complete the Request for Bursary or Waiver of Tuition Fees form available from Human Resources. Currently, only a hard copy of this form is available at the HR office in TBT 119.

When do I apply?

You must apply for each session:

  • before September 30 for the fall
  • before January 30 for the winter
  • before May 30 for the summer

NOTE that you can apply for both fall and winter sessions on the same form.

After I apply for this plan, how do I know if I received these credits and how much I have received?

The credits are applied directly to the student's account, so the student can see the amount credited. NOTE that the student must pay tuition fees before the due date. The reimbursement is paid during the semester.

When will the credits be applied?

UOttawa requests that you pay all tuition fees by the due date. The University applies the tuition fee credits after the final drop course date has passed later in the session.

What do I do if I see that late payment fees and interest payments need to be paid?

You need to pay the tuition fees and incidental fees before you receive your credits later in the session.

What happens if I pay off the final session(s) of studies, but will still get credit to the account?

You can contact InfoService and claim back any credit remaining in your account. This applies to Tuition Fee Credits remaining in the account after the reimbursement being paid out to you.

Will I ever lose the credits I have earned?

There will be no end to the credits unless a professor does not teach at least one course in a 24- month period. Should that be the case, the professor's accumulated credits would be extinguished.