NSCC tuition fees going up

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The Canadian Press

HALIFAX — Tuition fees for most programs at the Nova Scotia Community College are going up by three per cent in the fall.

Students in the full-time core program will pay an extra $85, which will see their tuition jump to $2,950 for the 2013-14 school year.

The college says its health information management and recording arts programs are exempt from the increase because tuition fees for those are already higher than for other programs.

Those in the advanced diploma program will see a $590 or 15 per cent increase with tuition set at $4,515, while international students will have to fork over an extra $1,240 for tuition costing $9,515.

However, tuition is going down by 25 per cent for the aviation program, which will cost $9,000 in the upcoming year.

College president Don Bureaux says with the aviation industry expressing a need for more skilled labour, the school decided to reduce tuition in order to attract an additional 30 to 40 students to the program.

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  • therepo
    June 06, 2013 - 09:47

    Has the time come to split the NSCC into colleges and trade schools? The tuition has been climbing, skilled labour training is dropping, and we are either constructing high tech new buildings or cutting programs. What is the overall goal of the NSCC now compared to when it was a vocational training program? If some students have problems in high school they no longer can get a trade at the vocational school. Tthey work a Tim's if they are lucky. Some of the best tradesmen I have worked with left high school by grade 10, earned a trade with grade 12 in vocational school. What happens now? NSCC classes with unemployed university grads or mature students and the Needs' parking lots filled with dropouts. We need a new way of doing things. This way is not working.