UPEI tuition a bargain in some areas, expensive in others
Engineering a bargain, education and vet schools expensive
Paying out your tuition this year at the University of Prince Edward Island can be a relative bargain or very expensive, depending on what you are studying.
Statistics Canada released a report on tuitions across the country this week.
It found tuitions at UPEI a little above the national average for a humanities degree, and a little below average in science.
Tuitions at UPEI varied a lot more from the average in other disciplines. Engineering is a bargain, with tuition just 74 per cent of the national average. Veterinary medicine and education, however, were very expensive, both with tuitions more than 160 per cent of the national average.
|Degree||Cost||% of national average|
|Physical and life sciences and technologies||$6,030||97%|
|Mathematics, computer and information sciences||$6,030||84%|
UPEI officials note its education degree is compressed into 12 months, where at most universities the program is two years.
For Island residents who have graduated from a P.E.I. high school, the George Coles Bursary can offset the cost of the first year of university, offering $2,200 to students starting at UPEI.
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