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Old 11-14-2007, 06:39 PM
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Hey Everybody, I have several questions regarding tuition and the university system in Canada. I am a dual citizen of both countries and have lived in Alberta for 12 years and resided the last 6 in Seattle, WA.

1) How competitive are Canadian Universities and what kind of requirements do they have esp. Delhousie University, Concordia University and U of Saskatchewan. I am considering those because they have the major I want urban planning.

2) Will I be considered an international student even though I am a Canadian Citizen and will that affect admissions.

3) How does the fin aid system work in Canada. Will I be able to recieve Fin aid even though my parents haven't filled out Canada tax return since we havent resided there in 6 years.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:58 PM
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Universities are administered by the governments of the provinces in which they are located. Each province has a slightly different methods of payment, selection, financial aid, etc.

The universities you have mentioned are in 3 different provinces: Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.

For airtight answer rather than forum speculation, I suggest that you contact the Registrar's Office of each university with your specific questions.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:36 PM
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The admissions will ask you to fill out a form to determine "fee status" but the criteria is set based on what the government requires. Normaly, universities require you to live in a state/country for a certain amount of time preceding the start date of the course to be classified as a "home" student. THe thing is though is that you won't need a visa
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