University of Alberta students to shell out more money for education

Students at the University of Alberta are facing higher tuition fees next year.

EDMONTON — Students at the University of Alberta are facing higher tuition fees next year.

U of A president Indira Samarasekera (sam-rah-SAY’-krah) says in a blog posting that the board of governors has approved an increase of one per cent for domestic undergraduate and graduate students.

The increase is the maximum based on the consumer price index.

International undergrads will face a much bigger hike of five per cent, with most of the money going to programming and services for the students as well as addressing inflationary pressures faced by the U of A.

International graduate students will see their fees rise by one per cent.

Samarasekera says the university remains committed to increasing existing emergency bursaries for international students who may face additional financial hardship from the tuition hike.

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