Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Saskatchewan to Hit Students with 4.8 per Cent Tuition Increase

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Saskatchewan to Hit Students with 4.8 per Cent Tuition Increase

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University hits students with tuition increase

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REGINA - The University of Saskatchewan is increasing tuition again, and it is a bigger jump than last year.

The institution's board of governors have agreed to hike rates by an average of 4.8 per cent for the 2018-19 academic year, about $300 in higher tuition for arts and science students.

This is more than double the increase that was brought in last spring, when fees went up by an average of 2.3 per cent.

Provost Tony Vanelli said the tuition hike was determined after consulting with students.

He said tuition revenues are projected to reach $137.3 million in 2018-19 -- representing 25 per cent of the university's operating budget.

He said the money will go toward maintaining and enhancing programs, course offerings and student services. …

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