OUSA offers Ontario recommendations to strengthen regulatory framework for tuition fees

February 8, 2012

On Tuesday, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance submitted recommendations to the provincial government on how to enhance its regulatory framework for tuition fees. OUSA recommends the government limit tuition increases to no more than inflation while increasing per-student operating grants to cover reasonable inflationary costs. The alliance also urges the province to use a uniform tuition cap to flatten the escalating cost disparities that exist between programs, and ensure international tuition predictability beyond the first year. OUSA calls for the enforcement of fair tuition payment processes that would require universities to charge on a per-credit basis and at reasonable deadlines. The submission also outlines suggested improvements to the design and eligibility of the new tuition grant to have the maximum impact and better support high-need students. OUSA News Release | Read the submission