NB students worry proposed 4-year funding model will lead to tuition fee increase

February 2, 2011

Student unions in New Brunswick are concerned that a planned 4-year funding model will translate into 4 years of tuition fee hikes. While the president of UNB's student union says it's good the province is working with PSE institutions to provide a predictable funding model that will allow universities to better plan and develop, she hopes the government continues to make sure university is affordable and accessible by regulating tuition. Her counterpart at St. Thomas University says the inclusion of a tuition-fee schedule in the 4-year funding model implies that the government is planning to increase tuition fees. With New Brunswick seeking ways to cut costs, it is unlikely a tuition freeze, in place since 2008, will continue, suggests STU president Dennis Cochrane. Daily Gleaner | Telegraph-Journal