Sources with connections to the UBC Board of Governors and the Alma Matter Society have revealed to The Talon that tuition for incoming international students will be raised by 10%, and residence fees on 8-month contracts will be similarly raised by approximately 20% effective next Fall. The university will be making the announcement over the next few days.
This is the latest in a series of neoliberal reforms aimed at increasing profits for the University at the expense of financially struggling or prospective international students.
A 30-day consultation process will begin shortly. More info will be added as it comes in.
If you are angered by this announcement, come to the Social Justice Centre meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 PM in SUB 245 to discuss possible actions to take.
Click here to see the full pdf of slides shown to the AMS about the price increases: Tuition and Residence Fee Increase Presentation Oct 7
Below are some excerpts.
Rationale for the increases – “improve UBC’s academic excellence and student experience”
These slides about the residence fee increases come from the same presentation, UBC wants student housing to be more comparable to market rates