Laurentian raises tuition, students call for better funding

May 8, 2017

CBC reports that tuition for spring courses has risen as much as 3% for certain programs at Laurentian University, after the Ontario government granted colleges and universities permission to raise rates by up to 3% per year for the next two years. The Laurentian Association of Mature & Part-time Students is reportedly petitioning the provincial government to improve PSE funding in the wake of this increase. “We could, I guess, pick apart the [university's] budget and look at administrators and say, 'you're getting paid too much' or 'there's no reason for this function or not,'” said LAMPS VP Theresa Rost, “but the bottom line is really that the university is not being properly funded.” CBC (1) | CBC (2)