uWindsor slashes tuition for US students

May 2, 2013

In what it is calling “a good-neighbour gesture,” the University of Windsor is slashing tuition fees for its US students. Students from the US will now pay $5,000 per semester beginning in September – a cut that will save students as much as $5,000 per term. "The international relationship we have with folks right across the river is much different than the relationship we have with [other] countries around the world," said uWindsor president Alan Wildeman. The university wanted to position itself on an "even playing field" with US schools, particularly publicly funded ones, said Wildeman. The idea is to take advantage of the school's proximity to the US and boost enrolment. Currently, 82 US students are enrolled at uWindsor. That pales in comparison, for example, to the approximately 250 Chinese students. In total, the university has just under 2,000 international students. International students pay up to $15,000 per semester. A recruitment effort in Michigan gets underway in the fall. A bigger, more coordinated effort starts next year. CBC