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Monday, April 18, 2011

Let's Not Abuse Those Who Don't Have a Voice

Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Dear university planning on raising international student fees, international students already pay almost 3 times what Canadian students do, regardless of academia, on top of having restricted access to most funding. I had been told that international fees were higher because of government funding from taxes that the permanent residents payed and foreigners didn't, which is understandable. How is it then that when government funding lowers, international fees still increase? Are the two events unconnected and conveniently happening at the same time? International students are not just being milked for money because the university cannot do so to Canadian passport holders, right? Does it make any sense for students to pay another TEN percent for improvements in minor services and social events when classes that they have been waiting to take are not offered because of budget cuts? I don't like paying more for less education and being milked out of $4000 a term for no clear reason. —Sad International Student

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