U of King’s College passes up NS window for tuition increase

October 18, 2016

The University of King’s College has reportedly become the first Nova Scotia university to pass on the provincial government’s allowance for a tuition reset. University President Bill Lahey said that the main reason behind the unanimous decision was the drop in enrolment currently faced by the school. “We're doing a lot of work on improving our recruitment and our enrollment situation, and a reset would potentially counteract the value of that work that we're doing,” said Lahey, who added that the school’s fees are already high and that the board does not want to increase “difficulties or situations of hardship” for students. “Today’s victory is concrete proof that tuition fee hikes are not inevitable,” said U of King’s College Students’ Union President Aidan McNally. “When students come together and pressure our decision makers to oppose tuition fee increases, we can win.” Global News | The Coast