UNB students disappointed in tuition increase

May 31, 2016

Students at the University of New Brunswick are claiming that it is unfair for the school to expect them to shoulder the costs of “financial instability” through a tuition increase. The criticism comes in response to UNB’s recent announcement that it will increase undergraduate tuition fees by 5% in the 2016-17 year, although NB students will recoup 3% of this amount through a rebate. Citing the school’s current deficit, UNB’s Vice President of Administration and Finance Karen Cunningham replies that “There were no tuition increases last year, but this year we did have to raise tuitions. And really, if we want to keep offering a quality education there aren’t any choices, I’m afraid.” Global News