Alberta Liberals pledge to eliminate tuition fees

February 7, 2012

As outlined in its election platform, released Monday, Alberta's Liberal Party promises free higher education by 2025. The Liberals' first step would be to cap undergraduate tuition and provide PSE institutions with funding to decrease tuition by $250 annually. The party would create a Post-Secondary Education Fund, whose interest would further reduce tuition, ultimately bringing it to zero. The Liberals also pledge to forgive 5% or $1,000 of student debt each year a graduate works and files taxes in Alberta. Other promises include removing parental income from student loan criteria and expanding distance learning. Edmonton Journal | Alberta Liberal Party Election Platform