UNB implements policy change

August 27, 2019

The University of New Brunswick has implemented a tuition policy change in which students taking nine or more credit hours, or three courses, will be considered full-time both financially and academically. CBC reports that the change has left some students scrambling to cover an unanticipated increase in tuition costs. Chris Kim, an international student studying software engineering, told CBC that he now has to pay $9.2K per semester when he had expected to pay $3.5K. UNB President George MacLean said the university implemented the change so that students taking three courses per semester would have access to full-time benefits such as the university health and dental plan. CBC (NB)