UPEI to increase tuition by 3%

April 29, 2014

The University of Prince Edward Island will increase tuition for the second consecutive year. The UPEI board of governors announced a 3% increase for undergraduate and international students on Friday as it approved a balanced budget for 2014–2015.UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz says the university worked to increase revenues while reducing expenditures. By reducing non-salary expenditures as much as possible, administrators were able to minimize the impact on its people, he added.  UPEI Student Union President Anastasia Smallwood said, “While the student union cannot support a tuition increase, we understand that the university faces a number of budgetary pressures … We do appreciate being included in discussions about the budget and are pleased that the budget does not include any cuts to core student programs and services, or any increases to ancillary student fees.”  The University of Guelph and the University of Windsor have also recently announced tuition increases. UPEI News Release | CBC | Journal Pioneer