Tuition Fee Fact Sheet
Here are some facts about tuition fees in Ontario, Canada and around the world that you should know about:
· Average tuition fees in the province of Ontario have more than tripled since the 1990-1991 academic year.
· Tuition fees for graduate, professional, and post-diploma programs have all increased at four times the rate of inflation.
· International students can pay three to four times more in tuition fees than a domestic student. Despite using the same amount of resources, staying in the same type of residence, and attending the same classes.
· The average student in Ontario will graduate with a $25 000 debt.
· In 1987-1988, the government funded 80.9% of post-secondary education; but by 2004-2005 they funded only 56%.
· In a poll conducted from February 24 to 28, 2007; 82% of respondents were concerned about the rising cost of
post-secondary education. 75% of Ontarians agree that tuition fees should be reduced.
· If tuition fees had risen at the rate of inflation, it would take over 30 years for it to reach the average amount it costs today.
· The cost of tuition in Ontario, if calculated at the rate of inflation, should be just about $2500 a year; as opposed to the over $5000 most students will pay.
· The provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Nova Scotia have FROZEN or REDUCED their tuition fees.
- Countries such as Ireland, Sweden, Norway, France and Brazil have completely eliminated tuition fees; recognizing them as the number one barrier to progress and education