AB approves market-modifier tuition fee increases to 25 PSE programs

January 6, 2015

Alberta has approved market-modifier tuition fee increases to 25 programs at PSE institutions in the province. The increases are based on institutional submissions and are designed to “correct tuition anomalies between programs in Alberta and across Canada.” The increases will largely affect professional programs, including law and nursing; according to a statement released by the AB government, the market-modifier increases will affect less than 1% of all PSE programs, and approximately 8% of students. Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education Don Scott stated, “these tuition increases allow institutions to enhance quality and make these specific programs more responsive to student needs. Our goal is to have the best post-secondary education in the country.” The increases range from 6% to 71% and are expected to bring an estimated $21 M in additional revenue to AB’s PSE institutions. The University of Calgary and the University of Alberta both recently approved 2.2% overall tuition increases for the 2015-16 school year. AB News Release | Globe and Mail