Tagged Tuition

Tuition freeze extended another year

By Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan, November 30 2017 — Students studying at Alberta’s public universities won’t have to worry about tuition increasing for another year. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt announced on Thursday morning in Edmonton that the Alberta government will extend the tuition freeze currently in place through the 2018–19 school year. Publicly…

‘Short-sighted,’ ‘mean-spirited’: The uncertain future Canadian graduate students face studying in the United States

By Tina Shaygan, November 22 2017 — Many Canadians pursuing higher education take their studies south of the border in order to take advantage of funding or to attend schools that offer opportunities in niche areas of research. For many of these students, the tax plan proposed by the Republican party could be devastating, leaving them with only…

PC leadership race an opportunity for university student engagement

By Tina Shaygan, October 18 2016 — In the past, a Progressive Conservative government meant nothing good for students. Funding was cut time after time, and with Alberta’s tanking economy, it is hard to imagine post-secondary institutions escaping any cost-saving measures if the PCs were still in power. Only two years ago, the then-PC minister…

SU sets international student tuition policy

By Fabian Mayer, December 1 2015 — Tuition for Albertan students may be frozen until 2017, but international student tuition isn’t included in that freeze. The University of Calgary Students’ Union passed a policy on potential international student tuition increases last week. The policy outlines how the SU would advocate against such hikes. SU vice-president…

Wildrose party criticizes NDP plan to freeze tuition costs

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — Debate over tuition regulation intensified last week when the Wildrose criticized NDP plans to freeze tuition at current rates. Alberta currently has an inflation-tied tuition cap on tuition increases. The NDP’s platform included a promise to implement “a real tuition freeze.” This promise was recently reaffirmed by minster…

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