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Ontario government will cut university, college tuition by 10 per cent

Formal announcement, more details to come Thursday, international students not included

TORONTO (NUW) —  Beginning in the next academic year, students in postsecondary institutions across the province may be paying less in tuition fees.

According to a report from The Canadian Press, Premier Doug Ford’s provincial government will announce this Thursday that tuition fees for domestic students in Ontario will be slashed by 10 per cent.

This means that the average arts and science student in university would be able to save approximately $660, while a regular college student would save $340, according to the government.

The Progressive Conservatives will introduce a new tuition framework that will make the cuts effective by the 2019–2020 academic year. Tuition would then be frozen the following year.

International students are not covered by the plan.


Originally published in The Varsity, The University of Toronto’s student newspaper, on January 15, 2019

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