TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Data released today by Statistics Canada
today confirms that for the sixth consecutive year, Ontario students
are paying the highest tuition fees in Canada. Average tuition fees in
the province for 2014-15 will be $7,539 for undergraduate students, up
from $7,257 in 2013-14. For graduate students, fees increased to
$8,738, up from $8,470 last year.
"Ontario's extremely high tuition fees are evidence of a government that
does not prioritize access to college and university education," said
Alastair Woods, Chairperson for the Canadian Federation
Students-Ontario. "There is nothing progressive about forcing students
and their families to reach deeper into their pockets to pay a greater
share of the rising costs of education."
The tuition fee data released by Statistics Canada today shows that
undergraduate tuition fees have increased by 3.9 per cent, above the
three per cent cap set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
The data also shows that Ontario international student tuition fees
increased the most at 6.9 per cent. International students pay three
times as much as domestic students for the same education. At some
institutions, tuition fees for international students have surpassed
$30,000 per year.
"The government believes that by offering an array of complicated and
highly selective financial aid programs, they can hide the detrimental
effects of high tuition fees," said Woods. "But students can see
through the smoke and mirrors, it's time to deliver truly progressive
post-secondary education policies and reduce tuition fees for all
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario is the largest and oldest
student organization in Ontario, representing more than 350,000 college
and university students in all regions of the province.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information:
Alastair Woods, Chairperson: 647-378-8942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaley Kennedy, Communications and Government Relations Coordinator: 647-302-3891 or email@example.com