Red Deer Polytechnic has announced that it will increase tuition rates by 5.5% for the 2023-24 academic year. Tuition fees will vary by program and course load. In a written statement, RDP stated that this decision is consistent with the recent tuition hikes by many other postsecondary institutions in Alberta. “It is never an easy decision for us to ask our students to pay more for their education,” read the statement. The Red Deer Advocate reports that the provincial government has capped tuition increases at 2% starting in 2024-25; no tuition cap is in place for the upcoming school year.