While there was an increase in funding for capital projects, there was no investment in students and no help for skyrocketing tuition fees. If you combine all the budget lines (operating, supplementary, scholarship and capital), here is the annual increase to funding this year:
- U of R: 1.1% increase
- FNUC: 0%
- U of S: -0.3% decrease
With rising inflation, the cost of doing business is increasing. With no funding increase from the province, these costs will be passed on to students.
Budget 2022: Back on track? Not for universities and students.