A University of Regina student is not impressed with the increase in tuition prices at her school.
On Tuesday, the U of R announced tuition would be increasing 2.8% for the 2018-19 school year.
Carly Kentz, an education and kinesiology student, describes how she felt when she heard the news.
“(I was) pretty shocked, and I got to say dissapointed,” Kentz says. “It seems that ever since I’ve been in University, they just keep increasing tuition, and not really listening to the student’s concerns.”
Kentz says if she and her classmates will have to pay more for University, they’d like some guarantee they can find work after graduation.
“I’m hoping for what I’m paying, I’m getting the best education for what I’m looking for, and I know a lot of people really struggle to get jobs, especially in the faculty I’m in after the school program,” Kentz says. “A lot of people have to go away to find a job as well, and it would be nice to have that sense of security here in Saskatchewan.”
While the U of R maintains they are still below the average tuition price in Canada, Kentz says it’s hard to believe, saying it seems cheaper to pay for residency, tuition and books at out-of-province schools than it is to stay in Regina for post-secondary school.