Tuition caps pose serious financial implications: Edmonton Journal

November 8, 2018

The Alberta government’s recent decision to cap tuition fees for domestic students could have serious financial implications for postsecondary institutions across the province, argues the Edmonton Journal’s editorial board. “One to two years out, we’re looking at being able to balance our budget. But starting in years three and four, we’re going to have to make hard choices and these choices may affect affordability and/or access,” MacEwan University President Deborah Saucier told the Journal. Although capping tuition benefits students in the short-term, it could be counter-productive if cash-strapped institutions are forced to make cuts further down the line, the Journal adds.

Edmonton Journal