URegina hikes tuition by 2.8%

May 14, 2019

The University of Regina will implement a 2.8% tuition hike for the upcoming academic year. The increase is the university’s 11th straight, reports theSaskatoon StarPhoenix. URegina Provost Thomas Chase told the StarPhoenix that rising costs are to blame for the tuition increase, but added that students should think of their education as an investment. "Over their lifetime, the premiums on their earnings from their degree for which they got $15K in debt is well over half a million dollars," said Chase. “(A degree) is one of the best investments you could make." Despite a budget surplus, the provincial government did not boost funding for universities this year, adds the StarPhoenixStarPhoenix (SK)