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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Qualified students

You are considered a qualified student if you are:

  • Enrolled in at least a 60 per cent course load provided your program of study leads to a degree, certificate or diploma.
  • Enrolled at a secondary school in Ontario within the meaning of the Education Act taking at least the minimum required course load.
  • Enrolled in an academic upgrading program at a public Ontario college or university taking at least the minimum required course load.

In addition, students who participated in a bankruptcy-related event may be eligible for Continuation of Interest-Free Status under review. The minimum required course load is 60 per cent or 40 per cent in the case of a student living with a permanent disability.

The minimum 40 or 60 per cent required course load must be maintained in each term of the study period in question. No averaging of course loads between terms is permitted.

In addition, the study period considered for each interest-free period must be a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of 52 weeks.