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ERIC Number: ED499854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Sticker Price: A Closer Look at Canadian University Tuition Fees
Usher, Alex
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At some point every August, Statistics Canada releases its annual tuition fee report. Statistics Canada's numbers are accurate, so far as they go. The weighted provincial and national fee totals accurately reflect the amount of tuition charged by institution. And yet, the tuition report is at the same time a completely inadequate tool for measuring what students and families actually pay in order to attend post-secondary education. What is needed is a "re-count" of educational charges, one which accurately reflects what students and their families actually pay in tuition fees once all various subsidies are taken into account. The purpose of this paper is to do precisely that. (Contains 9 tables.) [This report was produced by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI).]
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada