Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s St. John’s campus. — File photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Full-time students in undergraduate programs at universities outside Newfoundland and Labrador paid five per cent more on average in tuition fees for the 2012-13 academic year this fall than they did a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada.
This follows a 4.3 per cent increase in 2011-12 for most provinces.
Tuition fees rose this fall in all but this province, where they have been frozen since 2003-04 for both undergraduate and graduate students.
With this year's increase, tuition fees in Quebec ($2,774) exceeded those in Newfoundland and Labrador ($2,649).
On average, undergraduate students paid $5,581 in tuition fees in 2012-13 compared with $5,313 a year earlier.
For undergraduate students, tuition increases ranged from two per cent in British Columbia to 10.1 per cent in Quebec.
In comparison, on average, undergraduate students in Ontario paid the highest fees ($7,180) in Canada, followed by students in Saskatchewan who paid $6,017 in university tuition fees.