Tuition increase coming for Okanagan College students

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KELOWNA - Students at Okanagan College will be paying more to go to school.

A two per cent increase for domestic students has been approved by the board of governors for the coming year, according to an Okanagan College media release. Two per cent is the most the province will allow post secondary institutions to raise fees.

For a domestic arts student, taking a full load of lecture courses, the tuition hike translates to about $65.00 per year for a total tuition cost of over $3,300, the release says. Tuition for a student taking the college's six month electrical foundation program will rise by almost $52.00 to over $2,600.

International students are taking the biggest hit, with an tuition increase of five percent. The college says for an international arts student, tuition will rise by over $600 a year to just under $13,000.

Okanagan College has in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm.

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