Certification of Exemption from International Graduate Tuition Fees

All claims for exemption from international graduate student tuition fees must be accompanied by acceptable original documentation, dated and received by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies within the established deadlines for the application term.

Legal Dependents

For the purposes of this form, legal dependents are defined as:

A dependent child is a child who is a biological child who has not been adopted by a person other than the spouse of common-law partner, or an adopted child, and who is in one of the following situations of dependency:

Documentation provided will be reviewed to ensure that it is sufficient to prove a dependent relationship. A dependent child will be required to provide documents that validate age. If the dependent child is over 22 years of age, proof of continuous enrolment at an academic institution is required.

Process Review

In cases where the immigration status of an international student, who had previously been exempt from international tuition fees, changes part way through his/her program of study due to circumstances beyond their control (e.g. the dependent of a diplomat whose parent is reassigned to another country) grandparenting provisions may be warranted. For students who meet the criteria and can substantiate their claim, their exemption from international tuition fees will continue until the completion of that program, at which time the grandparenting provision will end. Requests of this nature are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.