Judge rules on NAIT tuition hike

An Edmonton judge has made a ruling on the legality of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s recent tuition hike. The NAIT students’ association first sought judicial review in February 2021, arguing that tuition was increased at above a legal rate and that students should have been consulted about it. The judge accepted NAIT’s defense that the tuition increase occurred due to the removal of a tuition cap, as well as the students’ associations’ argument that procedural fairness was breached. The Alberta Students’ Executive Council issued a statement arguing that the judicial review “exposed many of the deep-seated structural programs present” in the postsecondary sector, including that students are not empowered to fulfill their role on campus. CBC| ASEC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.