USask says tuition hike not tied to budget shortfalls

April 15, 2019

The average cost of tuition at the University of Saskatchewan is set to rise by 3.4%, reports the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Domestic arts students can expect to pay an additional $218 per year, from $6.2K to $6.4K, while science students will see a $268 increase as their fees rise to $6.7K. The StarPhoenixadds that international students pay nearly three times as much as their domestic peers. USask stated that rising enrolments contributed to the tuition hike, adding that tuition rates are not raised to compensate for budget shortfalls. According to the StarPhoenix, USask’s operating budget has been flat since a slew of cuts by the provincial government in 2017-18. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Global News (SK)