Tuition: Too high? Too low? Or Just right?

Our student panel gives us their view


Last week student protests in the United Kingdom erupted against a government proposal to lift a long standing cap on tuition. Tuition for many British universities could rise from 3,000 pounds to 9,000 pounds, or approximately $14,000 a year. A handful of students turned violent. Windows were smashed, and fires were started.

Canadians are no strangers to students protesting the price of tuition in the streets, though they rarely, if ever, turn violent, and while Britain may be thousands of miles a way, whether or not tuition levels are affordable is always a question at the top of mind of students.

We asked our student panel what they thought: are tuition levels in Canada too high, too low, or just right? As with last week, all videos will be available through our You Tube channel. Our first featured video comes from Ahmed Alabbas, a third-year graphic communications student at Ryerson University.

All of this week’s panel responses can be scrolled through in the video below.


Tuition: Too high? Too low? Or Just right?

  1. The cost of university has always been difficult and this was no different when I attended. I also had to support a family while I completed my studies. Those wanting a university education today have to be willing to accept the financial resposibility and the debit. When I left school I owed the equivalent of one years salary before taxes. It did take some time to pay if off but I borrowed the money, so paying it back was an obilgation. The debit that is mentioned in comments is between 20 to 30 thousand, well below a years salary in todays market. It is time todays students quit complaining about tuition and accept that the education they receive is well worth the expense.