Athabasca announces third party review in light of $3.3M deficit

August 8, 2016

Athabasca University has issued a letter to its students regarding the financial challenges faced by the institution, and announced that it will be undergoing a third party review that will include an evaluation of future options for the institution. A notice from the Office of the Minister of Advanced Education further notes that the government is committed to helping Athabasca find a sustainable solution, and that the review will include an evaluation of how to modernize the institution’s work to ensure longevity. Athabasca President Peter MacKinnon further asserts that the institution is keeping its promise to freeze tuition and roll back policies that impact students’ access to postsecondary school. Athabasca (1) | Athabasca (2)