Report finds NS tuition increases impose major financial strain to young people


Students Nova Scotia has released a report on university tuition rates in NS, which have increased faster than in the rest of Canada and imposed a major financial strain on young people. The report found that average NS university tuition rose by 20% in the last six years, compared to the national average of 3.2% over the same time period. CBC reports that this report was released amid ongoing negotiations for a new memorandum of understanding between NS and its ten universities. In a statement to CBC, a spokesperson from the province’s Department of Advanced Education said that the government would work with student groups like Students Nova Scotia to ensure ongoing discussions are centred around student needs.