University tuition rises 4%

September 16, 2010

For the 2010-11 academic year, Canadian full-time undergraduates paid 4% more on average in tuition than they did the year before, reports Statistics Canada. Students this year paid an average $5,138, up from $4,942 in 2009-10. On average, undergrads in Ontario paid the highest fees ($6,037), followed by those in New Brunswick ($5,516). Students in Quebec ($2,415) and Newfoundland and Labrador ($2,624) continue to have the lowest tuition fees in the country. On average, graduate students paid 6.6% more this year, while international undergraduate and graduate students paid 5.2% and 5.9% more, respectively. The most expensive undergraduate and graduate programs this year are dentistry and MBA programs, respectively. Nationwide, additional compulsory fees for Canadian undergrads increased 7% over last year. Statistics Canada