Students Disappointed in Massive International Student Tuition Hike

News Staff - Fri Dec 13, 2013

(Edmonton, AB) – Students were left disappointed today when the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors approved a massive tuition hike for international students, despite vocal opposition from many undergraduate students.

The University of Alberta will be increasing international student tuition by 5%. The combined base tuition and international differential fee increases for international students will be between $934.80 and $1,645.20 depending on a student’s program of study.

“This is unfair to the international students who travelled across the world to attend our institution under the assumption that they would be paying one price during their time here, only to be told halfway through their degree that their costs will face a steep increase,” said Adam Woods, Vice President External.

“This year we’ve seen programs cut and professors leave in a large-scale voluntary severance package. Students are being charged more and receiving less.”

For more information, please contact:
Simon Yackulic
External Communications & Media Advisor
University of Alberta Students’ Union
P: 780.492.4236

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