Quebec to double university tuition for out-of-province students
QUEBEC Oct.18, 2023
Quebec is nearly doubling tuition fees for Canadian students from outside of the province who wish to study at its English-language universities.
The extra revenue, which is projected to amount to about $110 million a year, will go towards funding the province’s francophone universities.
French Language Minister Jean-François Roberge and Higher Education Minister Pascale Déry announced the change on Friday. According to Premier François Legault (via social media), it represents “one more gesture to reverse the decline of French in Quebec.”
With tuition set to rise from approximately $9,000 to approximately $17,000 per year, out-of-province enrolment at Quebec’s three anglophone universities (McGill, Concordia and Bishop’s) is expected to drop.
The fee increase, which the schools predict will cost them tens of millions of dollars a year, will come into effect in fall of 2024.
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