International students face steep tuition increases at BC universities

April 26, 2018

Several BC universities have imposed steep tuition increases for international students over the last several years, reports the Globe and Mail. Kwantlen Polytechnic University will reportedly raise international tuition by 15% in response to increased international demand, while UBC is said to have raised tuition by more than 10% annually between 2014 and 2017. University of Victoria VP of Finance and Operations Gayle Gorrill told the Globe and Mail that although UVic will impose a 20% hike in Fall 2018, the school’s international tuition has long been lower than that of other universities. The provincial government caps domestic tuition at 2% per year, but the Globe and Mail says that no such regulation exists for international fees. Globe and Mail