Tuition for the 2014–15 academic year at the University of Saskatchewan has been met with disappointment from its student union.
The TransformUS recommendations for academic programs at the University of Saskatchewan were released to the campus community on the morning of Dec. 9.
Senior university administrators answered student representatives’ questions and concerns regarding TransformUS at the Nov. 28 University Students’ Council meeting.
The Nov. 5 financial town hall began by outlining the University of Saskatchewan’s current financial state while combating the $44.5 million deficit projected for 2016. However, the focus quickly shifted to the crowd’s present priority: TransformUS.
Hundreds of faculty, staff and students descended on Convocation Hall over the lunch hour Nov. 20 as the university held its third town hall this year to update campus on its ripening strategy to slash spending by 8.5 per cent over the next four years.
Undergraduate tuition at the University of Saskatchewan is up 4.75 per cent this year and is projected to continue rising each year until 2016. The budget framework that accompanies the university’s four-year third integrated plan projects a tuition increase of 5.2 per cent for 2013-14, and an additional 4.5 per cent jump in each of
The university’s spending and planning will see a heavy focus on research for the next four years, as outlined in the Third Integrated Plan. The integrated plans, first introduced in 2003, set multi-year priorities for the University of Saskatchewan, with the third plan set to come into effect in early March once the university council