Waiver of International Tuition Differential for Native American Students from the United States

Operations and General Administration

Responsibility: University Registrar
Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: Jun 20, 2017

Purpose

The University of Saskatchewan honours the Jay Treaty of 1794, which provided for the free passage of First Nations and Native American citizens across the Canada-United States border.

Following the spirit of the Jay Treaty, Native American students from the United States of America who identify as Aboriginal on their application for admission and who present documentation will have the international tuition differential waived from their student accounts and will be assessed domestic tuition fees.

Scope of this Policy

This policy affects Native American undergraduate and graduate students from the United States of America who are registered in a degree program at the University of Saskatchewan.

This policy does not affect  the following:

• the formal citizenship status of Native American students from the United States of America, who will remain identified as international students in the University of Saskatchewan student information system and for the purposes of reporting internally and externally.

• eligibility to apply for scholarships and awards, admission to reserved seats in a particular program, or to participate in any other similar benefit or activity offered at the University of Saskatchewan that is expressly reserved for Canadian Aboriginal students, unless designated otherwise by the University of Saskatchewan.

Policy

Native American undergraduate and graduate students from the United States of America who identify as Aboriginal on their application for admission to any program at the University of Saskatchewan will be assessed domestic tuition fees and will have the international tuition differential waived. A federal tribal enrollment or registration card, or similar documentation, must be presented to be considered eligible.

Responsibilities

The Office of the Registrar will determine which students meet the eligibility criteria as per the Jay Treaty.  To have the international tuition differential waived, students must present their required documentation to Student Central, Office of the Registrar.  Registrarial Services, Office of the Registrar, will adjust student accounts as appropriate.

Procedures

Procedure is described under “Responsibilities”.

Related Documents

There are no other documents associated with this policy.

Contact Information

Contact Person: University Registrar
Email: registrar@usask.ca
Phone: 306-966-6723