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Dalhousie hikes tuition for international students

Other increases postponed so students can be consulted

Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors voted to approve a 10 per cent tuition hike for international students on Tuesday. The university is also proposing to increase tuition for all students across the board by three per cent, and by 10 and 14 per cent for medical and dentistry students respectively. The other increases were scheduled to be voted on yesterday, but have been postponed after student members of the board argued that they had not been properly consulted. “Students are willing to pay more. They just need to know why,” student representative Adam Harris said. According to the Chronicle Herald, Dalhousie president Tom Traves agreed to consult further, but told students the end result likely wouldn’t change due to a budget shortfall that could be as much $14.6 million. He also blamed the province for underfunding universities. “If you have a problem, complain to the provincial government, which created the problem,” the president said.

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