Nova Scotia

NSCC to raise tuition, cut 24 jobs

Students in some core programs at the Nova Scotia Community College would see their tuition rise by $84 and all students would be charged a $100 administrative fee starting in September under a proposed tuition hike.

Community college facing $5.37M budget shorfall

Students in some core programs at the Nova Scotia Community College would see their tuition rise by $84 and all students would be charged a $100 administrative fee starting in September under a proposed tuition hike.

The proposal for a three per cent tuition increase must still be approved by the provincial government. It would see tuition rise to $2,865 from $2,781.

The college says the administrative fee would cover costs associated with student identification, convocation and information technology. 

The school is facing a $5.37 million budget shortfall and is also cutting 24 jobs through a mix of attrition, layoffs and contracts that won't be renewed.

School spokeswoman Kathleen Cameron said one faculty member, 11 administrators, two operational support staff, and 10 positions in the CollegePrep program will be cut.

The college attributes the budget shortfall to the rising cost of wages, inflation and a reduction in the college's funding.

The pool on the college's Truro campus will also be closed by the start of the next academic year.

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