Students from France to pay out-of-province Canadian tuition rate in Quebec

January 14, 2015

La Presse reports the details of an agreement in principle between Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and French President François Hollande that will modify the current special status afforded to French students studying in the province. Since 1978, French students have paid the same tuition fees as Quebec residents rather than the significantly higher fees charged to international students. Under the new agreement, French students will pay the same amount as out-of-province Canadian students studying in the province. The approximately 8,000 French students studying in Quebec will continue to pay under the terms of the previous agreement. The revised agreement is intended to help address a budget crunch in Quebec. La Presse | McGill Daily