Tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labrador will stay frozen, the government announced on Tuesday when releasing its budget. However, the Telegram reported that education minister Joan Burke was hesitant to speculate if tuition fees, which have held steady for seven years, would remain frozen next year. “Any further decisions (for future years) will be policy decisions for many of the political parties, certainly, including our party,” she said. The plan is expected to cost $6.4 million. At an average of $2,624, according to Statistics Canada, Newfoundland has the second lowest tuition among the provinces, after Quebec.