Carleton University offers a number of tuition benefits and subsidies to support and encourage continuous learning initiatives.
As a Carleton University employee, you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents can take advantage of free tuition for courses at Carleton. See your Benefits at a Glance for Free Tuition Program eligibility.
Commencing in 2007, free tuition to an employee’s family member is not reported on the employee’s income. Instead the fair market value is reported as a scholarship on a T4A slip for the family member. Since this ruling by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Tuition Bursary Program has offered no additional benefit and therefore has been discontinued effective July 1, 2010.
For more information regarding the tax impact on tuition fees, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Contract Instructor Tuition Waiver
The Tuition Waiver Program is for Contract Instructors who are members of CUPE 4600, (Unit 2). An eligible Contract Instructor makes a written application for the Tuition Waiver directly to Human Resources who will verify the Contract Instructor’s eligibility and forward the application to the Business Office. The Tuition Waiver may be applied to courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level.
This policy covers members of the bargaining unit who have:
Taught at least three (3) full credit courses or equivalent in the bargaining unit during the previous thirty-six (36) months;
Taught at least one course during the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the application for Tuition Waiver.
Should a Contract Instructor cease employment with the university the Tuition Waiver will continue to the end of the current term.
Our Benefits team will process your application and contact you if necessary.
Please contact the Registar if you are unsure of how to register for courses on Carleton Central.
Please contact Human Resources for more information on the Free Tuition Program.
Please contact Student Accounts for more information on when the benefit gets applied to the student account.
Career Development Fund
The Career Development Fund is available to assist employees who wish to pursue training associated with career development objectives. Career development is designed to prepare an employee for another position within the University or to increase the ability of an employee to meet potential requirements of the Employer.
Career development is the responsibility of the employee. However the Employer will endeavour to support the training and development needs of employees in support of their career with the University. Job related development training is any training or skill upgrading activity required by the Employer. Funding for Job Related Development is the responsibility of the Employer. This includes both on campus and off campus training courses and seminars.