“Free” tuition would be costly for Quebecers: Moreau and Ouellette

August 17, 2018

Although the idea of free tuition for Quebec students seems appealing, it would “be costly for Quebec taxpayers, would not necessarily lead to more students graduating and would also be unfair,” write Alexandre Moreau and Miguel Ouellette. The authors argue that there is no meaningful link between tuition rates and access to higher education, and that free tuition will not solve QC’s high dropout rate. The authors add that because university graduates earn more than non-graduates, free tuition would mean that the lower-earning non-graduates would have to subsidize tuition for future high-income earners. Montreal Gazette | Newswire