Tuition Fees for International Graduate Students
While all students in Canada have faced dramatic fee¬†increases over the last decade, tuition fees for international¬†students have become particularly burdensome in recent¬†years. In fall 2008, average tuition fees for international¬†students surpassed $14,000‚ÄĒmore than three times the¬†already high fees paid by Canadian citizens. At some¬†universities, international students pay up to $20,000 a year¬†in tuition fees, and this figure rises to over $25,000 for some¬†graduate programs, and a staggering $40,000 per year for¬†professional programs such as medicine and law. High¬†differential fees are an unfair burden and a barrier to postsecondary¬†education for international students. Ultimately,¬†such fees could threaten Canada‚Äôs ability to attract and¬†retain foreign scholars.
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