Jan 15, 2019
By Michael Kramer
Ontario is set to announce cuts in tuition fees for college and university students – of 10 per cent.
The government says that means the average university arts and science undergraduate student would save about $660 – and the average college student would save $340.
The current fee framework which has capped increases for most programs at three per cent – expires at the end of this academic year – and the Progressive Conservative government will formally announce a new one on Thursday.
The new framework would see tuition decrease by 10 per cent for the 2019-2020 year – and then be frozen for the following year.
Core operating grants to post-secondary institutions are contingent on their compliance with the framework.
International student tuition fees aren’t regulated – and are not included in the cut.