MRU approves tuition, student services fee increases

February 27, 2020

The Board of Governors at Mount Royal University has announced that it has approved a seven percent tuition increase and a 25% increase in student services fees for the next school year. The fee hike will cost the average full-time student about $400 more when they pay tuition in the fall. Students’ Association President Shayla Breen, one of three board members to vote against the tuition increase, pointed to the Government of Alberta’s budget cuts and tuition freeze removal as the cause of the decision. MRU President Tim Rahilly stated that more factors went into the decision-making process: “This seven-per-cent increase [...] assist[s] in balancing the school’s budget as MRU strives to be as efficient as possible while still providing quality undergraduate programs.”  CBC  | Calgary Herald   (AB)