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