Students in NS worry about impending tuition increases

June 29, 2015

Members of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) at the Truro, Nova Scotia campus are concerned about tuition increases in the upcoming school year. NS recently lifted a 3% cap on tuition increases, allowing one-time “market modifier” increases to select programs such as agriculture, engineering, and pharmacy. The tuition cap for international and graduate students has been eliminated as well. John Hutton, DSU’s VP Academic, suggests universities like Dal should freeze tuition at the institutional level in order to “keep young people in province and reduce tuition fees to make [education] affordable.” NS’s Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan said that she believes that PSE institutions plan to introduce increases slowly to “minimize the impact on students.” CBC