Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Ontario Reacts to New Tuition Structure

cfsontarioThe provincial government has announced that college tuition can increase by a maximum of three per cent for each of the next four years, and universities by as much as three to five per cent.

The news has not been warmly received by many colleges who feel they’re already being forced to do too much with too little.

“Colleges have already been told to manage reductions that are much greater than they should be,” said Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario.

“This new restriction on tuition makes it even more difficult for colleges to deliver quality programs to students.”

Elsewhere, on the other side of the fence, The Canadian Federation of Students are also upset that schools are allowed to raise tuition at any rate. They claim that tuition in Ontario has doubled under the current government’s watch.

“This Liberal government has turned its back on Ontario students and families who are already struggling to pay the highest tuition fees in the country,” said Sarah Jayne King, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.

“With food bank usage on campus on the rise and an untold number of youth being shut out of accessing a college or university education every year, these increases will put college and university education further out of reach for low- and middle-income Ontarians.”

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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