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December 15, 2003
  Board approves 4. 8 per cent tuition increasePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Board of Governors approved a 4.8 per cent tuition increase Fri., Dec. 5 meaning students will pay $8.4 million more in tuition next year.

Both student presentations, by Students' Union President Jayna Gilchrist and Graduate Students' Association President Jeff LaFrenz, urged the board to reject the increase and instead send a message to the provincial government the post secondary system in Alberta needs to be fixed.


December 04, 2003
  Blocking traffic to protest tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

Feel the need to vent some anger and show the Board of Governors what you think about tuition increases? Well then, you may want to take part in Operation: Barricade.

The event will block two intersections on or around campus for 15 minutes Fri., Dec. 5, the same day the tuition decision is made. The goal is to express students' feelings regarding the proposed increase in costs.


November 20, 2003
  Senior administration visits SLCPDF files may take a moment to load

With just over two weeks until impending tuition increases, University of Calgary President Dr. Harvey Weingarten and Vice-President Academic Dr. Ron Bond spoke to student officials, and engaged in a question and answer session.

Dr. Weingarten and Dr. Bond spoke at the Tue., Nov. 18 Students' Legislative Council meeting. Dr. Weingarten waited to answer specific questions, but Dr. Bond addressed students first on his own.


November 20, 2003
  U of M students seek tuition hikePDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of Manitoba are scratching their heads as some of their own have begun an uphill battle to see their tuition raised by 112 per cent. It's not often Canadian students lobby to pay more, but the I.H. Asper School of Business wants to ignore the Manitoba govern- ment's tuition freeze.


November 06, 2003
  Tuition up 4.8 per centPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary has recommended a near-maximum increase for tuition, however some money will be used for student-directed quality initiatives.

If approved at the Fri., Dec. 5 Board of Governors meeting, tuition will rise 4.8 per cent for both graduate and undergraduate students. For undergrads, this means an increase of $21 per half-course.

Students' Union President Jayna Gilchrist disagrees with the proposed increase and believes it is too much money for students to pay for education.


September 11, 2003
  Differential tuition and loansPDF files may take a moment to load

With tuition fees rising, there is a great deal of financial stress placed on University of Calgary students. Particularly those in the MBA, law and medicine programs charging differential tuition fees.

According to Alberta Learning's Tuition Fees Policy, institutions are permitted to charge variable fees to match program costs and program demand.


August 14, 2003
  StatsCan: Tuition up 7.4 per centPDF files may take a moment to load

Student groups are worried about a new Statistics Canada report which states undergraduate university students will pay 7.4 per cent more in tuition this year, the biggest increase in four years.


May 22, 2003
  SU seeks tuition guidance from studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union is building a policy on what tuition should pay for, in light of growing concerns about tuition increases.

"We really don't have a policy saying what tuition should and should not pay for," said SU Vice-President Operations and Finance Gavin Preston. "Some would argue that it should only pay for access to experts in a field."

Among the services Preston cited for discussion are: the Admissions Office, the Disability Resource Centre, the Library and the Fees Office.


May 15, 2003
  New scholarships for studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

The General Faculties Council is expected to approve 12 new undergraduate academic awards, and 14 new graduate awards at their Thu., May 15 meeting. Values for the undergraduate scholarships range from $200 to a full year's tuition, while graduate scholarships range in value from $300 to $6,000.


March 21, 2003
  Differential tuition approvedPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary’s Board of Governors approved both differential tuition and a 6.3 percent general tuition increase today despite the best efforts of student leaders. A full year’s undergraduate tuition next year will rise by $260 from $4,120 to $4,380.

Differential fees for law and MBA programs will be $2,500 for the 2003-2004 school year, $5,000 for 2004-2005, and $5,000 for 2005-2006. Medical students face the same increases for the next two years, and a $7,000 increase for 2005-2006.



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