Tuition Cuts for Nova Scotia Students

October 30, 2006

On Friday, student advocates and opposition politicians objected to Nova Scotia's plan to cut university tuition fees -- but only for in-province students. NS tuitions, the highest in Canada at an average of $6,500, will be reduced by about $440 in January, and possibly more next September. NS plans to bring tuition in line with the rest of the country by 2010. Provincial NDP politicians highlighted the 500 NS students currently studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland -- where tuition is only about $2,600. Quebec, the only other province charging differential fees, averages $1,700 tuition for in-province students, and nearly $5,000 for others. Maclean's