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Manitoba caps tuition at inflation

Universities to see operating grants increase by 5% a year

University tuition in Manitoba will be capped at the rate of inflation, Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk announced her budget today. After lifting a decade long freeze on tuition in 2009, universities were permitted to raise fees by as much as five per cent. The new rule, tying tuition to inflation, is expected to last for the foreseeable future, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. Universities will also see a five per cent increase to their operating grant every year for the next three years, compared to a 2.5 per cent increase in 2010. Colleges in the province will not have tuition increases capped at inflation, but instead at $100 a year.

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