College of New Caledonia students will be paying more next year.
On Friday, the CNC board approved a two per cent increase to the 2018/2019 tuition and mandatory fees. This increase is requested annually as a direct response to continued cost pressures and is necessary to cover the college’s fixed costs, according to a statement issued by the college.
“CNC remains the second lowest tuition at a BC college for a full-time academic arts program student,” said CNC President Henry Reiser.
A report released by the provincial government, found at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/post-secondary-education/data-research/cost-of-post-secondary-education, shows a two per cent increase is standard for Colleges in British Columbia.
CNC also presented a draft of its Education Plan: a framework for student success 2017-2020, during the board meeting.
The Education Plan serves as both a visionary and accountability document, according to CNC Executive Vice President Academic, Applied Research and Students Jay Notay.
“The document is a living roadmap that will direct the way education at CNC is designed delivered and evaluated,” he said. “A lot of time was taken to engage the community on their ideas about the future of education at CNC.”