NSCC tuition climbing three per cent

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Most courses up $90

It will be more expensive to get an NSCC education beginning this fall.

The cost of getting an education at the Nova Scotia Community College is going up three per cent.

AMHERST – Getting a post-secondary education in the Nova Scotia Community College system is going to be more expensive in September.

The college is increasing tuition by three per cent for most programs, as recommended b by the school’s board of governors.

“Despite what is, on average, an increase of under $100, we know any increase is of concern to students,” NSCC president Don Bureaux said. “The additional funding will help the college continue to provide high quality programming to help prepare our students for the economy of tomorrow.”

Most full-time core programs are going up $90 from $2,950 to $3,040, while advanced diplomas will increase by $135 to $4,650 from $4,515.

Academic and Career Connections courses are up $35 to $1,255 and international students will see their tuition increase by $285 to $9,800.

Health information management, recording arts and aviation programs are exempt from the increase.

The NSCC has 13 campuses across the province including the Cumberland County campus in Springhill and the Amherst learning centre.

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College

Geographic location: Cumberland County, Springhill

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