I am picking on my Alma Mater again, but I really only can comment on 3 different Universities now: U Waterloo because I am an alumni ; Trent and Acadia because I send them money to pay Tuition.
I usually check out the Daily Bulletin where the University puts out a lot of interesting tid-bits of information, and on Friday they put out their “and that’s for your horse” list of increases in Tuition for the next few years. As we all read monthly in this very blog Inflation has run between 1 and 2% for the past little while, so keep this in mind with the numbers I am about to quote:
On the advice of Dennis Huber, vice-president administration and finance, the board approved the following framework:
Undergraduate students (domestic):
- Regulated programs (year 1) – 3 per cent
- Regulated programs (upper year) – 3 per cent
- Deregulated programs (year 1) – 5 per cent
- Deregulated programs (upper year) – 4 per cent
- Deregulated AFM, Biotech/CA. CFM, Math/CA
- Year 1 – 3 per cent
- Upper year – 1 per cent
- Accountancy Diploma (all years) – 2 per cent
Graduate students (domestic): 2 per cent
- Specifically identified Master and Diploma Programs – 3 per cent
- Undergraduate programs – 4.2 per cent
- Graduate programs except research plans – 4.2 per cent
- Graduate research plans – 3 per cent
- Specifically identified Master and Diploma programs – 3 per cent
The above figures are overall averages. There are scores of different fee levels, depending on what program a student is taking and what year he or she is in.
How this all compares to other Universities I am not sure, however, I would be willing to entertain comments with links to what other schools are planning on charging in the coming years. Anybody from Quebec (who go to school in Quebec) you are disqualified (your tuition fees are ludicrously low).