uOttawa 2015–16 budget includes 3% tuition increase

May 28, 2015

The board of governors at the University of Ottawa has approved the institution's 2015–16 budget. The budget forecasts a slight deficit of $1.9 M; to limit the deficit, the university intends to reduce planned expenditure growth and to implement a number of one-time cost reductions. In addition, the budget will introduce an average tuition increase of 3% for Canadian students and of 10% for international students. This marks the tenth consecutive year in which uOttawa has increased tuition, according to the Ottawa Citizen; however, the percentage of the budget financed by Canadian students will remain relatively stable. The budget also includes $4 M in savings achieved by deferring the hiring of new professors. uOttawa News Release | Ottawa Citizen