CNC eyes tuition increase
The College of New Caledonia's board received a notice of motion Friday to increase tuition and mandatory fees in 2011/12, if allowed by the province.
The rate for 2011/12 has not been approved by the province, but past tuition increases have been limited to the cost of inflation, which is typically two per cent.
“If the increase is passed at the March board meeting, and if the government approves a standard per cent increase, it will work out to be about $5 per course,” said CNC president John Bowman in a press release. “It’s important to note that CNC is the least expensive rural college in B.C. and the second most affordable post-secondary institution in all of B.C.”
The exact amount of the increase will be determined by the Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development and usually occurs on or about March 31.