UVic approves tuition increases for international, domestic students

March 30, 2017

International students at the University of Victoria will see their tuition fees rise to twice the amount charged to domestic students, reports the Times Colonist. Tuition fees for these students will rise 4%, while domestic students will see their fees rise 2%. Alysha Flipse, the students society’s director of outreach and university relations, said of the board’s decision: “I think a lot of students were quite upset … that we were there and we put in all this effort to tell the university that we were really unhappy with this and we weren’t heard.” Gayle Gorrill, UVic’s vice-president finance and operations, said the increase for international students reflects the true rate of inflation at universities. The Times Colonist reports that the university’s tuition fees for international students are in the bottom third of tuition rates across Canadian institutions. Times Colonist