Time to eliminate tuition in NS, writes Chronicle Herald contributor

January 11, 2016

Nova Scotia needs to take bold action to stem the outflow of its younger generations, writes a contributor to the Chronicle Herald, and such action should start with the elimination of postsecondary tuition. The author notes that NS students pay “some of the highest tuition fees in the country,” and nearly triple what baby boomers did 30 to 40 years ago, after adjusting for inflation. The piece goes on to criticize the current NS government for deepening this problem by raising tuition fees on a generation of students that already graduates with an average $37 K of student debt. The author concludes that NS should immediately eliminate tuition fees for the Nova Scotia Community College and roll university tuition back 20%, culminating in an eventual elimination of all PSE tuition in the province. Chronicle Herald