THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Lakehead University is supporting the decision on tuition rates in Ontario announced by the Ford Government.
In a statement released on Thursday, January 17 2019, Lakehead University says:
“Today, the Province announced that Ontario’s universities’ and colleges’ tuition fees will decrease by 10% for the 2019-2020 academic year, and will be frozen for the following year. While this will present challenges for northern universities, we support decisions that increase access to post-secondary education for students.
“The delivery of quality education for our students remains Lakehead University’s top priority. This includes protecting the supports and services that our increasingly-diverse student population relies on.
“Northern Universities play an important role in Ontario’s economy, and Lakehead recognizes the contributions it makes to the social and economic fabric of the regions it serves.
“We welcome Minister Fullerton’s commitment to maintain current grant funding levels and to create a fund to support northern universities impacted by the tuition reduction.
“We are committed to working with the Ontario government to find solutions that recognize the unique position and strong contribution of northern universities in ensuring access to post-secondary education and in developing the highly-skilled workforce required to continue to drive economic growth and prosperity in Ontario, today and into the future.”