UBC report proposes to increase international tuition fees

November 26, 2015

Tuition fees could rise significantly for international students at UBC over the next few years, pending the approval of a recent report by senior administration. The report stated that UBC currently charges international tuition at a rate “substantially below that of … peer intuitions,” and proposed increasing international undergraduate and graduate tuition by nearly 40% over the next three years to bring in an additional $67 M to UBC. Jenna Omassi, Vice-President of Academic and University Affairs for UBC’s student society, expressed concern at the possibility that these increased tuition fees could decrease diversity on campus. Vancouver Sun