Tagged Tuition and fees

Alberta government extends tuition freeze by one year

By Scott Strasser, October 20 2016 — The provincial government announced Oct. 19 that the tuition freeze currently in place for post-secondary institutions in Alberta will be extended through the 2017–18 academic year. The Alberta New Democratic Party implemented the two-year tuition freeze back in September 2015. Originally set to expire next fall, the freeze…

SAIT international students see drastic tuition increases

By Scott Strasser, September 2 2016 — Although a post-secondary tuition freeze in Alberta is in effect for domestic students, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is hiking the cost of tuition for its international students in a big way. International student tuition at SAIT will increase as much as $500 per class — nearly…

Administrative fee scrapped for group study abroad programs

By Scott Strasser, September 1 2016 — University of Calgary students participating in group study abroad programs will have to shell out less cash to travel the world from now on. The U of C’s Tuition and Fee Consultation Committee has removed a $150 administrative fee for students taking part in the programs. Former Students’…

Students’ Union pushes for change to student transit fines

By Fabian Mayer, March 21 2016 — Forgetful students fined for riding the train without their UPass may soon be able to get out of paying if the Students’ Union is successful in its push to change the bylaw regulating transit fines. Students’ Union president Levi Nilson sent a letter — also signed by University…

UPass prices slated to rise 16 per cent by 2019

By Scott Strasser, January 26 2016 — Students starting their degrees will likely see a substantially pricier UPass by their senior year, as Calgary Transit and the University of Calgary  discuss price increases for the service through 2019. The UPass recently increased  from $125 to $130 for the winter 2016 semester. According to Calgary Transit, the…

University increases residence fees while rent falls in Calgary

By Fabian Mayer, January 12 2015 — The University of Calgary Board of Governors approved residence fee increases ranging from 0.25–5.75 per cent at their December meeting. The decision comes as residential rent prices in Calgary continue to fall as a result of the province’s economic downturn. The largest increases will affect roughly 205 single…

Residence fees to increase up to 5.75 per cent

By Fabian Mayer, November 17 2015 — The cost of living on campus is going up again. Proposed residence fee increases range from a fraction of a per cent to just under six. The largest hike will be applied to single rooms in first-year residences Kananaskis and Rundle halls, which currently have rates of $726.50…

Students’ Union concerned about $500 admissions deposit

By Babur Ilchi, October 22 2015 — The Students’ Union isn’t sold on the University of Calgary’s new $500 admissions deposit for incoming students. SU president Levi Nilson thinks the new policy will help ensure fewer problems with enrolment, but still has some concerns. “I think it puts a lot of pressure and extra stress…

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