CFS vows to fight MUN budget cuts

July 14, 2015

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) says it will fight the 30% residence and tuition fee increases proposed by Memorial University its new budget. MUN made the decision to increase tuition rates for graduate medical students 2.5 months after NL announced nearly $50 M in cuts to the university and lifted its 16-year provincial tuition freeze. According to the CFS and The Independent, the university backed down on a matching tuition increase for international students that was said to be part of the original MUN budget. CFS-NL Chairperson Travis Perry celebrated the omission of this item as a victory and said that the CFS will continue to fight all increases to student fees going forward. The Independent | CFS