MUN students protest tuition hike

Memorial University students held a protest on campus to call on the institution to reinstate a tuition freeze. Students claim that tuition has more than doubled for both domestic and international students after MUN removed a 1990s-era tuition freeze. CBC reports that this has led to a 19% drop in new undergraduate registrations, though overall enrolment has remained stable due to growing international enrollment. Some MUN faculty joined the protests, stating that the tuition hikes will harm the local economy. MUN interim provost and academic vice-president Neil Bose stated that the university could not reinstate the freeze due to the provincial government’s decision to phase out an annual grant of early $70M to MUN. CBC (1)| CBC (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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