AB will likely make decision on tuition freeze by end of month, reports Edmonton Journal

October 4, 2016

Postsecondary institutions in Alberta will likely learn by the end of this month whether the province will maintain its tuition freeze for another year, reports the Edmonton Journal. The freeze was first introduced by AB’s current NDP government in 2014 as part of an effort to keep PSE “accessible and affordable.” At the time, the government also restricted institutions’ ability to use market modifiers to increase tuition fees relative to the Consumer Price Index, which would have reportedly resulted in double-digit percentage increases in tuition for law and medical students. The province will reportedly brief all AB PSE institutions before making any announcement regarding the tuition freeze. Edmonton Journal