O. Reg. 20/14: ONTARIO ACCESS GRANTS AND ONTARIO TUITION GRANTS

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r14020
Published: 2014-01-31

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ONTARIO REGULATION 20/14

made under the

MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACT

Made: January 29, 2014
Filed: January 31, 2014
Published on e-Laws: February 3, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: February 15, 2014


Amending O. Reg. 118/07

(ONTARIO ACCESS GRANTS AND ONTARIO TUITION GRANTS)

1. Subsection 5 (3) of Ontario Regulation 118/07 is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the combined annual income of an individual’s parents shall be, as applicable, the sum of,

(a) each parent’s income for the most recent calendar year that ended immediately before the first day of the academic year relating to the period of study for which the grant application is made, as shown on Line 236 of each parent’s income tax return for that calendar year; and

(b) each parent’s equivalent income from another jurisdiction for that calendar year.

2. The English version of clause 7 (1) (f) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “has been convicted of” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “has been found guilty of”.

3. Section 8 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Definition

8. In sections 9 to 12,

“approved institution” means,

(a) for a period of study that began on or after August 1, 2012,

(i) an approved institution for the purposes of student loans set out in paragraphs 1 to 3.2 of subsection 8 (1) and paragraph 2.1 of subsection 8 (2) of Ontario Regulation 268/01 (Prescribed Financial Institutions and Ontario Student Loans made after July 31, 2001) made under the Act,

(ii) the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and

(iii) the College of the Dominican or Friar Preachers of Ottawa, and

(b) for a period of study that begins on or after January 1, 2014 or that began before January 1, 2014 and continues on and after January 1, 2014, in addition to the approved institutions under clause (a),

(i) the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, and

(ii) an institution described in one of the following sub-subclauses, if it is approved for the purposes of student loans under subsection 8 (2) of Ontario Regulation 268/01 and has entered into an agreement with the Minister pursuant to sections 8.2 and 8.3 of the Act for the purposes of the eligibility of its students for an Ontario Tuition Grant,

(A) a private post-secondary educational institution that is authorized under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000 to operate or maintain a university or to provide all or part of a program leading to a degree,

(B) a private career college registered in Ontario under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, and

(C) a private post-secondary institution in Ontario other than those described in sub-subclauses (A) and (B).

4. (1) Clause 9 (1) (f) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(f) has parents with a combined annual income of $160,000 or less for the most recent calendar year that ended immediately before the first day of the academic year relating to the period of study for which the grant application is made, where the income is, as applicable,

(i) as shown on Line 150 of each parent’s income tax return for that calendar year, and

(ii) any equivalent income for each parent from another jurisdiction for that calendar year;

(2) Section 9 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsections:

(2.1) Despite clause (1) (e), the Minister may make an Ontario Tuition Grant to an individual if the individual ceased attending secondary school on a full-time basis less than five years before the first day of the period of study for which the grant is made, where,

(a) the individual is enrolled in a co-operative program;

(b) the co-operative program contains no less than eight academic and one or more work terms, where both are required to fulfil the requirements of the approved program of study; and

(c) the academic and work terms combined are more than 48 months in length.

(2.2) If the individual described in subsection (2.1) ceased attending secondary school on a full-time basis four years or more before the first day of a period of study for which a grant is sought, subsection (2.1) does not apply with respect to a period of study or any portion of a period of study that takes place before January 1, 2014.

. . . . .

(4.1) The Minister shall not make an Ontario Tuition Grant to an individual attending an approved institution described in clause (b) of the definition of “approved institution” in section 8 with respect to a period of study or any portion of a period of study that takes place before January 1, 2014.

5. The English version of clause 10 (d) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “has been convicted of” in the portion before subclause (i) and substituting “has been found guilty of”.

6. The English version of clause 12 (1) (b) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “has been convicted of” in the portion before subclause (i) and substituting “has been found guilty of”.

Commencement

7. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

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