AB’s exceptional tuition hikes should be halted: UASU President

August 10, 2021
“Exceptional” tuition hikes in Alberta should be halted because of the impact they will have on students who are pursuing education, writes Rowan Ley, president of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. Ley argues that students and their families save for years to be able to afford postsecondary education, and that a sudden increase in tuition will cause young Albertans to lose the opportunity to pursue education. The author says that exceptional tuition hikes must be carefully considered to ensure that students will still be able to access the education they hope for, because barriers to education will have an economic impact on AB. “If young Albertans can’t afford a post-secondary education, we won’t have the professionals we need for recovery and diversification,” writes Ley. “Every Albertan has a stake in keeping tuition affordable and predictable.” Edmonton Journal (Paywall) (AB)