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Okanagan College tuition on the rise

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January 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

OKANAGAN - Students should prepare to dig a little deeper into their wallets as Okanagan College is raising its tuition.

The college's Board of Governors has approved a two per cent tuition increase for domestic students in the coming year, according to an Okanagan College media release.

In practical terms, a Canadian student taking a full semester of five university arts lectures can expect to pay an additional $34.10, bringing the total semester cost to $1,738.83.

English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education courses will remain tuition-free for domestic students.

“The increase in tuition is one way we have to keep pace with the impact of inflation on our budget and support existing and additional services,” Okanagan College board chair Chris Derickson said in the release.

Derickson said the students' union has asked the college to use the additional tuition revenue to improve services and "administration is looking closely at how the College can address those."

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