OUSA calls for tuition freeze, says ON universities no longer publicly funded

January 14, 2016

Ontario’s universities are no longer publicly funded, but only “publicly assisted” now that the student's share of costs is greater than the government's. So says the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA), which is calling for a tuition freeze to be implemented in the province’s tuition framework for 2016–17. The shortfall resulting from the lack of tuition increases should be made up by the government, the group says. “Quite simply, we’ve crossed an important line. The end of public higher education in Ontario is not just symbolically significant, it has a real financial impact on young people’s success,” said OUSA President Spencer Nestico-Semianiw. Toronto Star | OUSA