As a new year of classes start at both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatoon, Statistics Canada says it is costing those students a pretty penny and then some to take classes.
Numbers released by Canada’s number-cruncher on Wednesday show Saskatchewan has the third highest tuition amongst the provinces at just under 72-hundred dollars a year.
That has the Saskatchewan NDP attacking the Wall government on the cost of tuition.
Advanced Education Critic Warren McCall says the Saskatchewan Party hasn’t invested properly in advanced education, and instead have cut funding to universities and the Graduate Retention program forcing students to pay for the mismanagement of their government.
McCall says ensuring education is affordable for everyone at the front end is the key to Saskatchewan’s economic recovery as it will help make sure all people have options and access to skills needed to enter the workforce.
The Saskatchewan Party has said in the past that major tuition increases and under-funded post-secondary education were a staple of NDP governments.