Ontario not considering standard arts and science tuition fees, says TCU minister

March 8, 2012

In a statement issued yesterday, Ontario Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Glen Murray said no changes are being considered that would require all provincial universities to set standard tuition fees for arts and sciences programs. The Toronto Star reported Thursday that the province was contemplating a set fee, which had some university presidents worrying about campus autonomy and loss of revenue by cutting fees to meet the set tuition, while others said they would welcome the increased revenue from raising fees to match the standard and the predictability of tuition. Murray said his government is extending for one year a 5% cap on overall tuition fee increases at PSE institutions, and will continue to provide its tuition grant. Minister's Statement | Toronto Star | Globe and Mail