Tuition will rise, but new grants will stay
Ontario students got good news and bad news from the provincial government today.
First, the good news. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities rejected economist Don Drummond’s recommendation to scrap the tuition grants introduced in January. University and college students will continue to get $1,600 and $730 off respectively next year.
The bad news: tuition will be allowed to rise by five per cent again next year. The Canadian Federation of Students and the College Student Alliance expressed disappointment at the news.
Minister Glen Murray also said that, contrary to reports, “no changes are being contemplated that would require all universities to set standard tuition fees for arts and science programs.”