1. Free Tuition
  2. Contract Instructor Tuition Waiver Program
  3. Career Development Fund

Carleton University offers a number of tuition benefits and subsidies to support and encourage continuous learning initiatives.

Free Tuition

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.

Contract Instructor Tuition Waiver Program

Contract Instructors who are members of CUPE 4600, (Unit 2) and their child dependents may be eligible to participate in this program subject to the following criteria:

  • Taught at least three (3) full credit courses or equivalent in the bargaining unit during the previous thirty-six (36) months; including at least one course during the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the application for Tuition Waiver.

A Contract Instructor submits a written application for the Tuition Waiver, for themselves or their dependents, directly to Human Resources who will verify program eligibility.  Approved applications will be forwarded to the Business Office.

The Tuition Waiver may be applied to Carleton University credit courses funded by the Ontario government, at either the graduate or undergraduate level.  Supplemental fees are not eligible for reimbursement or waiver.

Should a Contract Instructor cease employment with the university the Tuition Waiver will continue to the end of the current term.

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.

Read about requirements and eligibility for the Career Development Fund here.