Tuition cut to leave Brock with $15M shortfall

January 23, 2019

The St Catharines Standard reports that Brock University will face a $15M shortfall in light of the provincial government’s announcement that it willcut tuition fees by 10%.In a written statement, Brock President Gervan Fearon added that Brock’s operating budget for next year will suffer a $3.8M deficit on top of this year’s $15M. Niagara West MPP Brock Oosterhoff said the changes are meant to help resolve the “frustration and financial distress” of current post-secondary students. The Standard states that many students are concerned about the government’s plan, and that an online petition called "Stop Doug Ford's Cuts to OSAP" has garnered over 74,000 signatures. Niagara Falls Review (St Catharines Standard) (ON)