The College of New Caledonia board of governors approved a two-per-cent tuition increase for domestic and international students for 2021-22. (College of New Caledonia Facebook Photo)

The College of New Caledonia board of governors approved a two-per-cent tuition increase for domestic and international students for 2021-22. (College of New Caledonia Facebook Photo)

Tuition to increase at College of New Caledonia

Students in Quesnel and Vanderhoof will see two per cent increases

Tuition for most students at the College of New Caledonia will rise two per cent next year.

The college’s board of directors made the decision at a meeting on Dec. 17. New international students will see their tuition rise by four per cent.

CNC President Dr. Dennis Johnson said in a news release letting students know about tuition costs as soon as possible is important to the college.

“CNC’s approach to fiscal planning understands the costs students face when getting an education,” he said.

“We know current international students may not have planned for higher tuition increases, which is why we’ve approached tuition and fee increases differently this year.”

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According to the news release, increases mean a course in the 2022/2023 semester will cost $5.77 more for a domestic student, $25.11 for current international students, and $50.22 for new international students.

The college’s budget process is underway for the new year. In its news release, CNC said COVID-19 has increased costs and reduced international revenue.

“Supporting students is at the forefront of our goals throughout the budget process,” said Johnson.

“We’re always searching for ways to increase opportunities to make education affordable for students while ensuring the sustainability of our organization.”

The college is in the middle of their public budget consultation. To submit a written suggestion visit cnc.bc.ca/about/initiatives/budget/budget-consultation. Due to COVID-19, the college is only accepting written submissions.

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