MUN exploring its options to deal with budget shortfall

May 15, 2015

Memorial University says it is working on finding solutions to a budget shortfall after the provincial government reduced the institution's operating grant. After the cuts were announced, many began to speculate that the institution would be forced to raise tuition fees. MUN President Gary Kachanoski said that the institution is still weeks away from presenting a proposal to the board of regents but noted that any increases would not take effect until the 2016 academic year in order to give students time to plan. NL's budget maintains a tuition freeze for most Canadian undergraduate students; however, the freeze does not apply to international students, graduate students, or medical students. MUN News Release | CBC (1) | CBC (2)