Financing Higher Learning
Report calls on government to rein in tuition fees, ensure new seats fully funded
(Vancouver) BC’s 6-year tuition freeze is not to blame for cost pressures in the post-secondary education system. During the freeze, which was in place from 1996/97 to 2001/02, real-per student funding for universities was flat and increased slightly for colleges. This is the central finding of a new report, which calls on the province to re-introduce the tuition freeze and restore per-student funding to 1991 levels.