The average student in Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan is expected to pay around $6,100 in tuition for the 2017-18 school year, up from the just over $5,900 for 2016-17.
Tuition rates at the University of Saskatchewan will be making a 2.3 per cent jump on average for the 2017-18 school year.
Interim Associate Provost John Ribgy says there is a lot that goes into determining what the change might be. He notes Deans of all the colleges speak with their students and then come up with a program by program set of recommendations.
Both undergraduate and graduate programs will see increases ranging from as low as 0 per cent to as high as 5 per cent.
Ribgy says he knows students will want to see how their money is going to be put to use, but results won’t be that tangible because some increases are meant to maintain quality of programming.
Tuition revenue comprises about 25 per cent of the university’s operating budget and is used to ensure ongoing program offerings, fund specific enhancements in programs, student services and the student experience, maintain overall program quality, and to set aside needs-based assistance for students who have modest financial resources.