QC may reduce tuition hike for out-of-province students


According to La Presse, the Government of Québec may backtrack on its plan to almost double tuition prices for out-of-province university students. La Presse reports that QC plans to increase tuition for out-of-province students from $9K to $12K–instead of the previously proposed $17K–in exchange for more ambitious francization programs at QC’s English-speaking universities. QC reportedly still plans to maintain its pricing plan for international students, but may grant Bishop’s University an exemption. Full details of the plan are expected to be released next week. McGill University Deputy Provost of Student Life Fabrice Labeau said that while it is encouraging to see modifications to the plan, a $12K tuition rate would still price the province out of the market for many students.

City News | CTV News | Montréal Gazette | La Presse