AB extends tuition freeze into 2018-19 academic year

December 4, 2017

The Alberta government has announced that it will continue its postsecondary tuition freeze into a fourth consecutive year. The commitment will reportedly cost the government $17M in backfill payments to compensate for the inability of universities and colleges to raise more tuition revenue. The freeze applies to 20 public postsecondary institutions and will reportedly apply to apprenticeship tuition as well, while it will not apply to private institutions. The Edmonton Journal reports that existing mandatory non-instructional fees will also continue to be frozen at all 26 postsecondary institutions and no new fees can be introduced or implemented in 2018-19. As with previous years, international student tuition will not be covered by the freeze. Edmonton Journal