Dal halts plans for 63% tuition hike for architecture program after student backlash

Dalhousie University has halted a 63% tuition hike that was planned for its master of architecture program after facing backlash from students, reports CBC. Students reportedly were informed about the increase a few weeks before the program was supposed to start, leaving them scrambling to figure out how they would pay their tuition. Dal Faculty of Architecture and Planning Dean Graham Gagnon said that the increase has since been revoked and that the university will return to its 2% tuition increase, which affirms “our commitment to affordability, accessibility and the holistic well-being of our students.” Master of architecture student Kaylee Peters said that the tuition cap that currently is in place for undergraduate students should be extended to graduate programs.