Tuition fees and the long-term financing of universities

The Quebec government plans to raise university tuition fees by $50 per term until 2011-2012. Few studies up to now have assessed how this “unfreezing” policy will affect university financing and student enrolment. Moreover, no announcement has hinted at the tuition policy for university studies to be applied after 2012. This Economic Note begins a reflection on the type of policy that could be adopted to ensure long-term financing for universities.

Links of interest

Appendix 1: Tableaux complémentaires (in French only)

Media Release: Applying program-based increases in tuition fees would allow Quebec to catch up one fourth of its lag compared to the Canadian average

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