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N.S. government announces university tuition freeze

Freeze scheduled for next three years; new bursary program announced

University tuitions in Nova Scotia will be frozen at current levels for the next three years.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Education Minister Karen Casey and Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents chairman Tom Traves. It sets out a schedule of increased funding to meet operational costs and eliminate tuition increases for all students over the next three years.

In addition, a bursary trust is being established to further make the cost of education more affordable for Nova Scotia and out-of-province Canadian students.

The announcement is intended to bring the cost of education borne by Nova Scotia students attending a Nova Scotia university to the national tuition average by 2010-11.

-with a report from CP

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