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Tuition Support Plan

The Tuition Support Plan provides post-secondary tuition support for the dependant children (under 25) and spouses or partners of eligible Queen's faculty and staff attending a university or college recognized under Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) or Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges). Attendance at institutions outside Canada will be evaluated individually based on accreditations and the tuition plan for the employee group.

Note: Applicants who attend an institution where the first term begins during Queen's winter term, please contact HR Benefits.

Application Process

The application period for the Tuition Support Plan opens on August 15th for the fall term and December 15th for the winter term each year (note: GFT employees apply for the full year during the winter application period). Once the application has been made, a Confirmation of Registration Form, completed by the student's post-secondary institution, needs to be received by Queen's University Student Awards Office by the deadlines noted in the table below.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted beyond the respective deadline.

Application Deadlines

Completed "Confirmation of Registration" forms must be received by the Queen's University Student Awards Office by the following dates:

Employee Group Fall Winter Support Plans
Non-Union Grades 2 to 9 (Confidential/Managerial Excludes) October 31 February 28

Non-Union Grades 2 to 9 (Confidential/Managerial Excludes) (PDF 248 KB)

      Senior Management Grades 10 to 14 October 31  February 28

      Senior Management Grades 10 to 14 (PDF 248 KB)

      U.S.W Continuing/Term General Staff October 31 February 28

      U.S.W Continuing/Term General Staff Tuition Support Plan (PDF 289 KB)

      OPSEU Continuing/Term General Staff October 31 February 28

      OPSEU Continuing/Term General Staff Tuition Support Plan (PDF 68 KB)

      Research October 31 February 28

      Queen's University Staff Association Research, Grant and Contract Staff Tuition Support Plan (PDF 172 KB)

      QUFA November 1 February 28

      Queen's University Faculty Association Tuition Support Plan (PDF 310 KB)

      Senior Administration (Executive) November 1 February 28

      Senior Administration (Executive) Group Tuition Support Plan (PDF 196 KB)

      C.U.P.E. Local 229 November 30 March 31

      C.U.P.E. Local 229 Tuition Support Plan (PDF 591 KB)

      C.U.P.E. Local 254 November 30 March 31

      C.U.P.E. Local 254 Tuition Support Plan (PDF 131 KB)

      C.U.P.E. Local 1302 November 30 March 31

      C.U.P.E. Local 1302 Tuition Support Plan (PDF 143 KB)


      February 28

      (Fall and Winter)

      GFT Clinical Faculty Tuition Support Plan (PDF 115 KB)

      ONA - QFHT Registered Nurses (Contact Human Resources for manual application) November 30 March 31

      ONA-QFHT Tuition Support Program (PDF 486 KB) 

      Appeal process

      If you missed the deadline for applying or your application was declined and you would like to make an appeal under the Tuition Support Benefit Plan, please complete an appeal form. Please note that only significant adversity will be considered when the reason for appealing is a missed deadline. Significant adversity will not include things like: "I was too busy", either with personal or work commitments; "I forgot because no reminder was sent out", etc. Do not use the appeal form if the online application system is telling you that you are ineligible for the benefit. Please contact HR Benefits immediately in that case.

      For further information please see the FAQs on the Tuition Support Plan Additional Information page. You may also contact your HR Advisor with any questions.