Exemptions

Exemptions 2017-12-10T14:51:32+00:00

Although the program is universal, meaning all full-time uOttawa students studying at uOttawa in Ottawa and Gatineau are charged, there are some cases where you could be exempted. Please note that these are currently the only options for being exempted from the program.

Step 1: Carefully read the following exemption options

I live in Gatineau but outside the STO service area while attending full-time classes at uOttawa. / I reside outside the OC Transpo urban transit area and the rural transit area A for the duration of the school year while attending full-time classes at UOttawa.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • An official rental agreement or lease dating from the current academic year (please note that typed up or hand written rental agreements will not be accepted), or
  • A valid driver’s licence, or
  • Your most recent utility bill (internet, cable, hydro…) with your name, your address, and the date *Please note that we verify your mailing address in your student account

I am participating in a cooperative work program (COOP) outside the city of Ottawa and Gatineau for 60 days or more.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

No proof necessary.

Please note that the exemption form still has to be submitted.

I am participating in an internship outside the city of Ottawa and Gatineau for 60 days or more. Please choose appropriate sub-category below.

A.) INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP OUTSIDE CANADA)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

No proof necessary.

Please note that the exemption form still has to be submitted.

B.) INTERNSHIP WITHIN CANADA, BUT OUTSIDE THE CITY OF OTTAWA AND GATINEAU

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • An official letter of acceptance with your name along with the dates and location of the internship, or
  • An official letter of confirmation from the person in charge of your internship along with the dates and location of the internship.

I am going on an exchange outside of Canada for 60 days or more.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • An official letter of acceptance with your name along with the dates and location of the exchange, or
  • An official letter of confirmation from the person in charge of your exchange with your name, the location, and the dates of your exchange.

I am a member of the Canadian national institute for the blind.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Your CNIB identification card.

I have dropped down to part-time, or am no longer registered, as a student at the University of Ottawa. This include MA and PHD students that have submitted their thesis before the deadline and are receiving a 100% financial credit for their university fees.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

No proof necessary.

Please note that the exemption form still has to be submitted.

I have an official note from a medical practitioner that specifies that I cannot ride the bus, including Paratranspo.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Official letter from medical practitioner.

I am conducting research/completing my thesis outside the city of Ottawa for 60 days or more.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Have the research/ thesis table fully completed by your supervisor, or О Provide an official letter from your supervisor reflecting all the information outlined in the research/ thesis table.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Submitting an exemption form does NOT guarantee that your exemption has been approved.
  • Allow at least 14 business days for your exemption to be processed.
  • Late, retroactive, and/or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • You may be required to fill another exemption for following semesters. Check your UOttawa statement of account for any charges.
  • You may be required to submit additional documentation if necessary.
  • Please note that “no proof necessary” does not mean that the exemption form does not need to be submitted.

Step 2: Fill in the student information section

Exemption: Winter 2018 | Deadline: January 29th, 2018

  • Drop files here or