UWinnipeg approves 6.6% tuition hike

May 2, 2018

The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents approved a 6.6% tuition increase for the next academic year, reports CBC. According to a UWinnipeg news release, the tuition hike was necessitated by the province’s decision to reduce the university’s Operating Grant by 0.9% for 2018/19. CBC adds that the province scrapped the previous tuition cap, allowing universities to now implement a 5% increase, not including the rate of inflation. Education Minister Ian Wishart stated that the hike still requires Manitoba universities to maintain below-average tuition rates relative to other western provinces. Additionally, UManitoba will reportedly cut eight staff support positions while leaving five faculty positions empty. CBC | UWinnipeg