MacEwan considers tuition hikes up to 9.7% in wake of AB funding cuts

December 13, 2019

The Edmonton Journal reports that MacEwan University’s board of governors will consider a proposal to increase tuition next week by an average of 7% — the maximum allowed by the province — in September after its provincial funding was cut by $9.1M in the October provincial budget. Under the proposed hikes, domestic students in 23 of 63 programs at MacEwan would see increases between 9.6% and 9.7%. “Our first priority is our students and preserving the quality of the academic experience,” said MacEwan spokesperson Allan Linklater in an emailed statement on Wednesday, noting that tuition for MacEwan remains low compared to other institutions in the province. Edmonton Journal (AB)