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Tuition increases by 5.2%

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The University of Saskatchewan announced tuition rates April 15 for the 2010-11 school year. There is an overall 5.2 per cent tuition hike, with most undergraduate programs seeing an increase of approximately $20 for a three-credit class.

Commerce, pharmacy, law and engineering saw steeper increases in tuition than other programs such as arts and nursing.

Tuition revenue represents 22 per cent of the university’s operating budget, with 70 per cent coming from province. This latest tuition hike comes despite a 4.3 per cent increase to the provincial operating grant, amounting to $10 million.

“Decisions around tuition are always carefully considered and we believe the increases we have set for the coming year are consistent with the university’s strategic goals, including enhancing the student experience,” said Art Dumont, chair of the university’s board of governors, in a statement accompanying the updated tuition rates.

Arts

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $451.14
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $471
Increase: 4.4 per cent

Agriculture and Bioresources, Education,
Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Science

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $469.68
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $490.50
Increase: 4.4 per cent

Computer Science, Nursing

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $509.85
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $532.50
Increase: 4.4 per cent

Edwards School of Business

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $624
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $663
Increase: 6.3 per cent

Pharmacy

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $664.35
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $705
Increase: 6.1 per cent

Law

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $735.30
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $807
Increase: 9.8 per cent

Engineering

2009-10 cost of 3 credit class: $514.80
2010-11 cost of 3 credit class: $546
Increase: 6.1 per cent

For more detailed figures, see the U of S website. (PDF)

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