1. Who may apply for exemption from Out of Province Tuition fees?
  2. What is the definition of an Ontario Resident?
  3. How do I apply?
  4. What are the deadlines?
  5. What kind of Supporting Documentation is required?

Who may apply for exemption from Out of Province Tuition fees?

Students assessed as Out of Province for the purposes of tuition fee assessment and who wish to claim Ontario residency.

What is the definition of an Ontario Resident?

A student is an Ontario resident if:

  • They have always resided in Ontario or have lived in Ontario for 12 consecutive months, not including time as a full-time post-secondary student.
  • They are married and Ontario is the most recent province in which their spouse resided for 12 consecutive months, not including time as a full-time post-secondary student.
  • They are a single dependent and Ontario is the most recent province in which their parent(s) or stepparent(s), or official sponsor(s) resided for at least 12 consecutive months, not including time as a full-time post-secondary student. Where parents/stepparents are separated or divorced, this requirement refers to the residency of the parent with whom they normally reside, or who financially supports them.
  • They became a Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident, or Protected Person and have not lived in any other Province for 12 months.
  • They receive OSAP.

How do I apply?

Students who wish to claim Ontario residency can apply for exemption from Out of Province fees by completing an ‘Out of Province Fee Exemption Form’ and providing the necessary supporting documentation.

The application form will be available by August 1, 2022.

What are the deadlines?

Your application must be submitted and all required documentation provided by the following dates:

  • Summer Term: Received on or before June 30.
  • Fall Term: Received on or before November 1.
  • Winter Term: Received on or before February 1.

What kind of Supporting Documentation is required?

Depending on the nature of your claim, you may be asked to provide proof of your relationship to your parents, your spouse, and/or proof of your residency. Upon reviewing your application, our office will contact you in order to obtain the necessary documentation suitable to your claim.