Ontario extends post-secondary tuition freeze for another year

Canada Global (Web News) For a third year, Ontario is maintaining its tuition freeze for public colleges and universities.

According to a news statement from Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop, the fee freeze for students in Ontario will last until the 2023–24 academic year, however postsecondary institutions may increase their costs for domestic students from outside the province by up to 5%.

Colleges Ontario expresses disappointment at not being allowed the freedom to respond to mounting financial challenges.

For the 2019–20 academic year, the Progressive Conservative government cut tuition costs by 10%, and since then, rates have been frozen.

The reduction came into effect at the same time as the government eliminated a programme that gave low-income students free tuition.

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