Study suggests rising tuition has little impact on student schedules

June 15, 2010

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education finds that, statistically, concerns about rising tuition costs and labour force participation are unwarranted. Contrary to previous theories and assumptions, the researchers found that while students work more on an annual basis when tuition increases, the tuition effect was highly seasonal in nature: that is, students worked more hours in the summer, but not during the traditional school terms. The researchers therefore conclude that rising tuition has minimal impact on academic performance.  Macleans  |  Study Abstract  |  Full Study (PDF)