|New Brunswick freeze to continue. In yesterday’s provincial budget, the New Brunswick government committed to a continued freeze on tuition fees in 2009-2010. The budget also doubled the maximum lifetime rebate under the province’s Tuition Rebate program from $10,000 to $20,000.
Access and affordability in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) advocates a continuation of the tuition fee freeze in that province in a new report. The report notes that the available financial assistance is insufficient for many rural, low-income, and Aboriginal students in Saskatchewan, especially those students who must relocate to attend an institution.
UK universities call for increased tuition fees. As the UK government prepares to begin a review of tuition fee levels, the executive heads of universities there have endorsed a call for increased tuition.
Tuition fees to return in Ireland? The Irish government abolished third-level fees (think tuition fees) in 1995. The current Irish education minister, who is finalizing a report on fees and funding, has said that the return of third-level fees can no longer be ruled out.