Keyano Looking At Raising Tuition For Some Programs Over Budget Constraints

Tuition for certain programs at Keyano College may be increasing by seven per cent.

The Board of Director’s approved increasing the fees each year over the next three years, however, they are still waiting for the province to give the green light.

The programs that won’t see an increase are academic foundations, college preparation, community-based environmental monitoring, co-op work terms for business administration and environmental technology, early learning and childcare – certificate and diploma – and pre-employment programs.

The college says the rise is needed due to budgetary constraints and not related to their decision to have the majority of their fall classes online.

Fees for international students may also be increasing. They will have to pay an extra 14 per cent which will be added to the existing tripled domestic tuition rate.

This will be applied annually as negotiated with the Students’ Association of Keyano College.

Keyano says the tuition for apprenticeships will be set by the Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides.

Meanwhile, the school notes they are considering waiving the campus recreation fee during the fall semester and lab fees. This will depend on whether the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre and labs are available for students to use.

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