September 7, 2018 7:00 am

Post-secondary tuition fees in Canada see largest jump in Manitoba

The Canadian Press
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In 2018, Manitoba saw the biggest jump in tuition fees out of all the provinces.

According to Statistics Canada’s latest report, the national average for tuition is $6,838 annually for full time undergraduate programs, up 3.3 per cent from the 2017/2018 school year.

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Manitoba’s increase was well above the national average at 6.5 per cent, higher than any other province. This is partly due to budget cuts in the latest provincial budget.

READ MORE: Post-Budget: How Manitoba tuition fees stack up next to other provinces

While those figures are for Canadian students, as an international student, tuition fees average out at $27,159, a 6.3 per cent jump from the previous year.

Dentistry is the most expensive field in Canada, with average yearly tuition at $23,474. Medicine is a distant second at $14,780, while law comes in third, costing $13,332 annually. Those numbers don’t include books, supplies and additional fees, which can add hundreds of dollars.

READ MORE: University costs have tripled over past 20 years, study suggests

However, the cost of post-secondary education is rising faster than inflation and income levels. Between 2006 and 2016, tuition in Canada skyrocketed by 40 per cent.

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