Tagged Tuition and fees

BOG approves fee increases over the break

By Fabian Mayer, January 8 2015 — The University of Calgary Board of Governors (BOG) approved several fee hikes during their last meeting of the year on Dec. 12, including a 2.2 percent tuition increase. The 2.2 per cent jump is the maximum allowed in Alberta this year, as tuition increases can’t exceed the rate…

Provincial government approves market modifiers, raising tuition across Alberta

By Chris Adams, December 22, 2014 — The Alberta government approved 25 of 26 market-modifier proposals from the province’s post secondaries on Monday, Dec. 22, raising the price of tuition in three University of Calgary programs. Market modifiers are faculty-specific tuition increases for degrees considered more valuable in the job market. With the government’s announcement,…

Hundreds of students protest market modifiers, “broken promises” at legislature

By Chris Adams, November 17 2014 — Around 300 students from Alberta’s five universities rallied against tuition hikes at the provincial legislature in Edmonton Monday, Nov. 18. Protesters and student union delegates met on the quad at the University of Alberta at 1:00 p.m. U of A Students’ Union vice-president external Navneet Khinda roused the…

Should you go into debt to earn a degree?

No, it’s a waste of money By Hayden McBennett, November 20 2014 — A university degree once meant a stable, well-paying career. That’s no longer the case, but we still buy into the sacrosanct importance of higher education. Since 2007, admissions averages in programs at the University of Calgary have steadily increased. At the same…

How Haskayne spent revenue from their 2010 market modifier

By Susan Anderson, November 20 2014 — Students enroled in the Haskayne School of Business (HSB) after 2010 have paid $239 more per course, the year the provincial government approved a market modifier for commerce students. In January 2010, the provincial government called for market modifier proposals from post-secondaries. The University of Calgary submitted proposals…

Understanding the politics of student fees on campus

Tuition increases are an unfortunate reality of post-secondary education. No one likes to hear they’ll have to pay more money to study on campus. That’s why we have a Students’ Union to organize our concerns and negotiate with administration and the provincial government. Each year, the university requests the maximum tuition increase allowed by the…

Students’ Union will vote to approve 2.2 per cent tuition increase

By Scott Strasser, November 13 2014 — The Students’ Union will vote in favour of a 2.2 per cent tuition increase at a Board of Governors (BOG) meeting on December 12. The BOG votes on tuition increases every December. Annual tuition increases are capped by the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures increases in prices…

CAUS plans next step in campaign against market modifiers

By Scott Strasser, November 6 2014 — Members of the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) are asking minister of innovation and advanced education Donald Scott to turn down market modifier proposals at Albertan universities. Student unions at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge and Mount Royal University wrote formal letters…

Students’ Union to set advocacy policy for international tuition

By Katy Atherholt, October 30 2014 — The Students’ Union’s Advocacy Task Force (ATF) will soon unveil a policy to advise the university against raising international students’ tuition. ATF said they will push to base international student tuition on cost-recovery, charging international students on what they don’t pay the provincial government in taxes, so international…

Fighting the rising cost of knowledge

By Alexander Kim, October 23 2014 — Knowledge is a commodity, and the price keeps going up. The Alberta government estimates that university students spend between $1,000–$1,700 on textbooks every year. According to the University of Alberta Students’ Union, textbook prices have increased at nearly three-times the rate of inflation since 1995. University of Calgary…

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