AB extends tuition freeze for 2017-18

October 20, 2016

Alberta has announced that it will maintain its tuition freeze for postsecondary students for the 2017-18 academic year. CBC reports that the decision will save an estimated 250,000 full- and part-time students and apprentices roughly $16M a year. AB is also set to conduct a tuition review that will analyze topics such as mandatory non-instructional fees, international student tuition, student aid, and long-term planning for post-secondary costs. A number of student organizations have applauded the decision, while University of Alberta President David Turpin has said that the university looks forward to “developing a funding model that will ensure the high-quality education that Albertans expect and deserve.” CBC