Students at WLU’s Brantford campus push for tuition freeze

January 12, 2016

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus are joining calls for a “fully funded tuition freeze,” according to the Brantford Expositor, arguing that tuition is rising too quickly. “[By] your fourth year, your tuition will have risen almost 10% since your first year. This is faster than inflation, faster than government contributions, and faster than students can afford,” said Laura Bassett, WLU Student Union Vice-President of University of Affairs. Student leaders are calling for the government to increase its contribution to universities while decreasing the contribution from students, keeping overall funding levels the same. “We’re asking for a time out on unfair cost-sharing, a time out on mounting debt, and a time out on tuition hikes,” said Bassett. Brantford Expositor