Tuition Fee Exceptions

Students not considered citizens or permanent residents may be eligible to pay domestic tuition fees based on current immigration status. This may apply to students in the following group(s). Required documentation must be provided to verify eligibility for a revised fee assessment.

Group Description Required Documentation
Protected Persons (Convention Refugee) A person who has been determined to be a protected person, including a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection, within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) or the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada.

A student eligible to be exempted from international fees is required to present a protected person status document issued under section 31(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or a Notice of Decision.
  1. Passport
  2. Notice of Decision issued by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

Complete the Email Ask form to submit your documentation or for assistance with your admission. Ensure you include your MohawkID (Banner ID/Student Number) or OCAS ID, and program of study when submitting the form.

Students who are Refugee Claimants are subject to international tuition and fees. Exceptions can only be made once a student obtains a Notice of Decision which would indicate their new status as either a Protected Person or Convention Refugee. A student is responsible for bringing forward this documentation if and when received.

NOTE: A change in status is not retroactive to fees assessed or paid for previous terms of study. The deadline to adjust fees for the current term is the 10 day count (last day to add and drop courses) as per the Academic and Important Dates for each term. Changes made after this date will apply to future terms only.