UWaterloo waives tuition for students from Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

The University of Waterloo is offering to waive tuition for all qualifying students who are members of the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The university’s main campus is situated on the traditional territory of the two First Nations communities. “This landmark decision to increase access to education is in direct response to the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its calls to action,” said UWaterloo AVP, Indigenous Relations Jean Becker. “I believe Waterloo is the first university in Canada to waive tuition in full for members of specific First Nations communities, and I hope this demonstrated leadership will inspire other post-secondary institutions to take similar action.” The university will also offer Ontario domestic tuition rates to Indigenous students from elsewhere in Canada and the United States and will continue to waive the application fee for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

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