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University of Winnipeg Raising Student Tuition

June 24, 2014 8:24 AM | News

University of WinnipegStudents at the University of Winnipeg will have to pay higher tuition in the fall.

The university approved a $120 million operating budget on Monday night, which will see a 2.4 percent tuition increase. That works out to be $47 more annually for the average student.

The operating budget is balanced through a delay the hiring of staff for vacant positions, introducing larger class sizes, and administrative restructuring.

Tuition fees in Manitoba remain approximately 36% below the national average, according to the U of W. The goal of the university is to increase international student representation from five to 10 percent of the undergraduate student population over the next several years.