uManitoba ups lab fees for $900,000

June 21, 2007

While Ontario watches its colleges and provincial government head to court over charges of “illegal” ancillary fees charged to community college students, uManitoba has announced a set of new lab fees for its students.  Student unions view these fees as a way for schools to get around tuition caps and regulations, which is the logic behind the class action lawsuit against Ontario colleges.  The fees proposed by uManitoba are expected to generate $900,000 for the school in 2007-08. The Winnipeg Sun