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Nova Scotia could face 21% tuition hike

Bursary program runs out this year

University students in Nova Scotia could see their tuition rise by as much as 21 per cent, if a government bursary program is not renewed. A $65 million trust fund used to mitigate the cost of education runs out this year. “If the bursary program is not replaced, this would result in an automatic increase in net tuition cost for Nova Scotia students even if no increase in tuition fees were approved by the university,” a report presented to Dalhousie University’s Senate on Monday read. Although no details have been released, Education Minister Marilyn More said an announcement would be made in the budget. “We are committed to continuing the university bursary in some form . . . I think the final word will come in the spring budget,” she said.

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