How residency affects tuition fees

Tuition fees are assessed based on your domestic residency status or international immigration status. There are three residency statuses that impact tuition fees: Domestic Ontario, Domestic Out of Province and International

For information concerning what determines your status as a Domestic Ontario student or Domestic Out of Province student, please check The Centre's website.  The fee schedules provide information regarding your program’s tuition amounts based on your residency status.

Domestic Ontario tuition fees will be assessed for validated Indigenous or Native American students from Canada and the continental US. Validated members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation or Six Nations of the Grand River will have their tuition fee waived.   

For additional information, please visit the Office of Indigenous Relations website.

Where can I submit documentation for changes to my residency status?

You can learn how to update your personal information through The Centre’s website if you are:

  • An international student who believeyou may be eligible for an international tuition fee exemption.
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, Indigenous student, Native American student from the continental U.S, who believeyou may be eligible for the Domestic Ontario tuition fees.
  • A Member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation or Six Nations of the Grand River who may be eligible for a tuition waiver.

Once your eligibility for a tuition residency change or tuition waiver has been confirmed, your status on Quest and your tuition charge will be automatically adjusted, subject to the deadlines indicated below.

Is there a deadline to submit documentation for changes to residency status? 

Tuition adjustments related to changes in residency status will be processed for the current term onlyRetroactive changes will not be considered. Residency status change applications must be submitted via an online form by the deadlines below to be effective for the corresponding termDocumentation provided after the deadlines will result in your residency status changing for the following term. 

Study Term Deadline
Fall November 1
Winter February 1
Spring June 30

My fees adjustment has resulted in a credit balance. How do I obtain a refund?

Refunds are processed once a term in the third month of the term.

  • If the credit balance originates from a Canadian bank payment that you made, your credit will be automatically refunded to you provided that you have added your banking information on Quest or held on your student account to be applied to future charges.

  • If the credit balance originates from an international payment, the credit will remain on your student account to be applied to future charges.

I can see my tuition has changed but I don’t see my UHIP charge on my Quest account.

You can expect to receive an email from Student Financial Services about your health coverage. Under some circumstances, you may be eligible to have UHIP coverage, please contact SFS for additional information.