U of T covers tuition costs for students from nine First Nations communities


Starting this October, the University of Toronto will cover tuition fees for students from nine First Nations communities as part of the university’s ongoing efforts to bolster inclusivity, accessibility, and reconciliation. The nine communities’ territories are either situated on or adjacent to U of T’s campuses. Additionally, the university has announced that Indigenous or Native American students from the United States will be charged domestic tuition rates in recognition of the Jay Treaty, which acknowledges how colonial forces defined the US-Canada border. U of T’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives Senior Director Shannon Simpson said that these initiatives will reduce barriers to education and strengthen the institution’s relationships with neighbouring communities.

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