URegina raises tuition, freezes salaries in effort to deal with effects of SK cuts

May 8, 2017

The University of Regina has announced that it is raising tuition and freezing salaries in an effort to cope with a recent cut to its provincial operating grant. CBC reports that tuition has increased at the school every year since 2008-09 and that the increase this year will be 2.5%. The university has also invested $467K to compensate for a 38% provincial cut to the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship Program, in addition to contributing $234K to scholarships for student athletes, graduate students, and refugee students. The university will also reportedly save $2.6M through a voluntary retirement plan that was implemented in 2014, while reducing utility costs by $229K through “energy efficiency initiatives.” Nineteen administrative and academic units will see reductions ranging from 1% to 5%, and the university's executive offices will see a 5% reduction. CBC