Monday, September 19th, 2011

University Tuition Fees Up By an Average of 4.3 per cent

Tuition Fees

On average, undergraduate students in Ontario paid the highest fees.

It comes as a surprise to nobody, but Statistics Canada recently announced that Canada saw a nationwide increase in University Tuition fees.

According to their data, Canada’s undergrad full-time students paid an average of 4.3% more in tuition fees for the 2011/2012 academic year, than they did a year earlier.

This is following a 4.0% increase in 2010/2011, compared to the year before that.

Newfoundland and Labrador have had tuition freezes in places since 2003, but Stats Can says every other province saw some sort of increase.

“Increases ranged from 1.4% in Manitoba to 5.1% in Ontario. New Brunswick ended three years of frozen tuition fees with a 3.6% increase for 2011/2012. Tuition fees in Nova Scotia rose 4.3%, following three years of declines,” according to the report Stats Can issued last week.

The same report also states, “On average, undergraduate students in Ontario paid the highest fees ($6,640) in Canada, followed by students in New Brunswick who paid $5,853.”

That translates to the average Canadian university student paying a total of $5,366 in tuition fees in 2011/2012, compared to $5,146 during the previous year. Inflation was 2.7% between July 2010 and July 2011.

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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