Tuition hike approved at UCalgary, proposed at UAlberta

January 24, 2023
In Alberta, students are holding tuition demonstrations and speaking out against tuition increases. The University of Calgary has reportedly approved a tuition increase in a response to inflation that will take effect in May. In addition to tuition, the hikes will also affect general fees, residence fees, meal plan program fees, and parking rates. Students held a demonstration while the board was voting, and reportedly pounded on windows and chanted outside the voting room. At the University of Alberta, decisions will soon be made on a proposed 5.5% tuition hike for domestic students and a 6.5% tuition hike for international students. Several students spoke to Global News to share their concerns about the impact of the hike on students who are in financial crisis. CBC (UCalgary) | UCalgary | Global News (AB)