For Immediate Release
Halifax, N.S. — Data released today by the Maritime Provinces’ Higher Education Commission reveals that most Nova Scotia universities have systematically subverted the province’s 3% tuition cap since 2011-12. Ancillary fees charged by universities have increased 40% in this time, or 13.4% per year. These increases are in addition to 3% annual increases in tuition, which were also confirmed in the MPHEC release.
“The Province has given tacit approval for our universities to circumvent the tuition cap and collect millions of dollars in extra fees from students,” said StudentsNS President, James Patriquin. “These fees are entirely about concealing the true cost of university tuition to both get around the tuition cap and drop the sticker price seen by students and their families.” More