Students protest as uWindsor approves tuition increases

April 28, 2014

The board of governors at the University of Windsor has approved tuition and fee increases for the 2014-15 school year. Students were on hand to protest the decision to hike tuition by the maximum allowed by the provincial framework. Domestic undergraduate students in most programs will see a 3% increase, with students in business, engineering, computer science or law seeing a 5% increase in the first 2 years, and 4% in years 3 and 4. Domestic graduate students will see increases of 3–5% also. International student tuition, which is not subject to provincial limits, will see increases ranging from 4.9–10%, depending on program and area of study. Increases were also approved for residence, meal plan and other ancillary fees. “I’m disappointed to hear costs are going up again,” said Rob Crawford, President of uWindsor’s student alliance. “The real problem is [that] the funding model being used for post-secondary education is unsustainable.” Students at the University of Guelphalso unsuccessfully protested tuition hikes recently. uWindsor News Release | CBC |Windsor Star | Metro News