MEI proposes adjusting QC tuition fees based on program costs


The Montréal Economic Institute has released a publication proposing that adjusting Québec tuition fees based on program costs would be fairer and less expensive for more than half of undergraduate students. MEI states that, currently, QC students all pay the same tuition fees, but costs vary significantly from one program to another. “The programs with the highest costs, like veterinary medicine or dentistry, are generally those associated with the highest salaries,” says MEI Study Author Michel Poitevin. “By adjusting tuition fees in this way, Quebec would be fairer to all students, while reducing financial pressures for many of them.”