uSask to increase tuition by average of 2.5%

January 12, 2017

The University of Saskatchewan has announced that it will raise tuition fees by an average of 2.5% for the 2017-18 academic year. The university notes, however, that the increase is still far below what students in other parts of Canada are paying. For students in uSask’s College of Arts and Sciences, the change will bring average student tuition to $6.1K, which puts the overall rate at roughly 18% below what students are paying at comparable programs in Canada, according to uSask numbers. “The board considers many factors when setting tuition rates,” said uSask Board of Governors Chair Lee Ahenakew. “We understand overall affordability is a significant consideration for our students and their families, and we strive to keep tuition increases manageable, while still ensuring the quality of our programs remains high.” CBC | uSask