Tuition Questions Leave Students' Union Looking For Answers

    ST. CATHARINES, ON, June 25 /CNW/ - Many students will be surprised to
discover that the Brock University Undergraduate tuition structure has been
changed from a per credit to a flat fee structure for 2007-2008.
    Brock University Students' Union President James O'Brien stated "Students
need to be aware of the new tuition structure before they register for
classes, not simply discover the change when they receive their bill in the
mail. Students looking for information should visit"
    This flat fee structure will cause all full time students enrolled in
4.0 credits or more to pay a flat rate based on 5.0 credits. Students taking
3.5 credits or less will still pay on a per credit basis. The main rationale
from the University is that they allocate space and resources based on full
time students taking 5 credits.
    "The Students' Union is not convinced this is the best solution to the
problem. Imagination and ingenuity can be used to create a more palatable
solution for students. As a Students' Union we are committed to consulting
with students and working with the Administration to create a better solution
for the 2008/2009 academic year" explained President O'Brien.
    There will be methods of opt out and appeal for certain students, the
Students' Union recently confirmed. These include athletes who are deemed to
be participating in a sport that demands increased commitment, students with
learning disabilities and students who are in their last year of study.

    Established in 1971, the Brock University Students' Union is a
not-for-profit student organization, representing 17,000 students.

For further information:

For further information: James O'Brien, President, Brock University
Students' Union, Tel.: (905) 688-5550 ext 3101, Email:

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