Monday, May 16th, 2011

The University of Regina Raises Tuition 3 Per Cent

The University of Regina will increase their tuition prices, effective this coming fall.

The school’s Board of Governors recently approved a $168.5 million budget for 2011-12, which will see students paying an average of three per cent in tuition each year and as much as eight per cent more over the last two years.

University officials say the money will go towards “areas that focus on people,” and will be spent on:

  • $4.15 million for a Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered through the recently developed Faculty of Nursing.
  • $464,000 in support of research initiatives
  • $290,000 to faculties other than nursing (mainly for increased teaching capacity)
  • $137,000 in support for international students

“I’m very pleased that this budget addresses support for students while advancing the aims of the University’s strategic plan, which focuses on our work, our people and our communities,” said Susan Barber, Chair of the University of Regina Board of Governors.

Tuition varies from program to program, but arts students will pay around $5,716 in tuition at the new prices.

Back in April, the University of Saskatchewan also announced it would be raising its tuition prices by 3.2 per cent next year. Across the province, underclassmen in Saskatchewan paid an average of $5,431 in 2011, a 5% jump from 2009/2010.

Schools mentioned: University of Saskatchewan, The University of Regina

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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