AB students run letter-writing campaign calling for more affordable tuition

October 26, 2018

The Council of Alberta University Students has spent the past two months asking students to write to AB Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt about how they would benefit from more affordable postsecondary tuition. The student council stated that it appreciates the temporary tuition freeze implemented in 2015, the freeze is a “Band-Aid solution” that leaves uncertainty around what will happen to students once the freeze lifts. “We don’t want students in the province to see significant increases once it’s done, so the only way to protect students in Alberta is through legislative tuition in the Post-Secondary Learning Act,” said CAUS vice-chair Amanda Leblanc. Global Newsreports that tuition fees for full-time, domestic university students in AB is less than the national average in all recorded undergraduate fields of study.

Global News | Edmonton Journal