Post-secondary students wonder how long tuition freeze will last
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall isn't saying what's in the new provincial budget, but students are hoping any restraints won't affect the freeze on tuition.
Fifteen years ago, the provincial government started freezing, then reducing, and again freezing tuition fees at Memorial University.
"Students have reported that they`re getting positive messages that students will be happy with the upcoming budget," said Walsh.
The freeze has been part of a government strategy to attract post-secondary students from outside the province.
The Marine Institute held a career fair on Thursday, giving students an opportunity to speak with potential employers who are based in and outside the province.
"That`s the reason I joined the Marine Institute," she said.
"I've been staying in the province anyways, I'm here for three years already. This is my fourth year here, and I would like to stay. I'm applying for all the work terms that are available ... I'd like to stay in St. John's. If not, I'll have to move if I don't get the work term here in St. John's or in the province."
Meanwhile, Marshall is not commenting on other possible cuts to post-secondary education.