Tuition Policy for Students with Permanent Disabilities
Effective September 2007, students who require a reduced course load as an accommodation for a permanent disability may be eligible for reduced tuition fees for the final courses needed to complete their academic program. What students need to know:
- To be eligible you must have a permanent disability with supporting documentation, and have had a reduced course load to accommodate your disability.
- You should apply for reduced tuition fees when the tuition fees you have already paid, meet or exceed the usual total tuition costs for your academic program.
- This includes students with 'non-visible' disabilities such as learning disabilities, medical conditions and mental illnesses.
- Once approved, you may be charged only $20 per course, plus college ancillary fees, for the remaining courses needed to complete your academic program.
- This policy covers only required courses that you have successfully completed and paid for. It does not cover courses that you need to take again due to unsuccessful attempts or withdrawal. A course must be dropped within 10 days of its start to not show on your transcript as an attempt.
- For the purposes of this policy, only tuition paid while registered in your current academic program will be considered.
- If you are eligible to receive OSAP funding, the reduced tuition fee should be reflected on your financial assessment. If your OSAP assessment did not consider the reduced tuition fee, you may require a reassessment and are advised to contact the Financial Aid Office.