ON institutions brace for impact of new opt-out rules for student fees

August 13, 2019

Post-secondary institutions across Ontario are bracing for the impact of new provincial legislation allowing students to opt out of some previously mandatory ancillary fees, reports the Toronto Star. Since the opt-out period extends well into the fall for many institutions, it will reportedly still be weeks before student governments and clubs know what their budgets will be for the coming year. “As you can imagine, there’s a full-court press on” to inform students of the importance of such services and clubs to the campus, said Tom Harris, interim provost and academic vice-principal at Queen’s University. Harris added that one of the areas that might be significantly affected at institutions is on-campus employment opportunities for students. Toronto Star (ON)