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Dependant Tuition Assistance Program

As a benefit for full-time continuing employees, Ontario Tech University assists in the costs of an undergraduate post-secondary education for an employee’s spouse and dependants. Under the provisions of the Dependant Tuition Assistance program (DTAP), the university will provide funding to defray the cost of tuition for an eligible employee’s spouse and/or dependant(s) who is/are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study at any eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario.

For more information, review the Dependant Tuition Assistance Program (section 3.4) in the Non-Academic Employment Policies.

To apply for the program, email a completed DTAP application along with applicable documents to

Effective Winter 2020, Student Direct Deposit is now available. 

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and to enhance payment efficiencies to the DTAP benefits process, Human Resources in collaboration with Finance is introducing direct deposit capability to commence with this year’s winter semester and subsequently thereafter. 

To receive the DTAP payment, your Eligible Dependent is required to provide either their own void cheque or completed Direct Deposit Authorization form reflecting their banking information. The completed form should be stamped by the bank and submit it directly to Upon receipt of these two forms, DTAP payments will be processed and made payable directly to your Eligible Dependant’s account.  At the end of each income year a T4A will be issued in their name in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.