University Tuition Fee Annual Reports (Statistics Canada)



                          University Tuition Fee Reports (Statistics Canada)


These StatsCan reports show how Canada's undergraduate tuition fees have increased in recent years. Earlier reports may be added as available. That would show the faster rate of tuition fee increase that took place during the 1990s, which is when student debt began to soar across Canada. 

Even with the smaller increases in these more recent reports, tuition fees are still shown to be rising faster than inflation.

Debt 101 currently posts these tuition fee reports as pdfs of the ‘Daily' reports from Statistics Canada. Statistics Canada bundles multiple topics in the same Daily pdf.

You'll find your tuition fee information on the first few pages (indicated below). This is followed by StatsCan summary reports on non-educational subjects. So there's no need for you to print the whole thing!



Canada's University Tuition Fees in 2005

2005-2006 Tuition Fee Report (published September 1, 2005)

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In the fall of 2005, Canada's undergraduate university students faced their smallest increase in tuition fees in more than a decade.

After years of double-digit increases in the early 1990s, undergraduate students could expect to pay "only" 1.8% more on average when they returned to school in September 2005.


Canada's University Tuition Fees in 2006

2006-2007 Tuition Fee Report (published September 1, 2006)

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In the 2006-2007 academic year, students had to pay on average 3.2% more in tuition fees. That was almost twice the fee increase of the previous year.


Canada's University Tuition Fees in 2007

2007-2008 Tuition Fee Report (published October 18, 2007)

(The Tuition Fee section starts on page 5)

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Students attending Canadian universities for undergraduate studies this fall faced a smaller increase in tuition fees on average than they did in 2006.

Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid an average 2.8% more in tuition fees for this 2007/2008 academic year. This compares with a 3.2% increase for the previous year, and an average annual increase of 4.3% during the previous decade.



Canada's University Tuition Fees in 2008

2008-2009 Tuition Fee Report (published October 9, 2008)

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Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 3.6% more on average on tuition fees in the 2008/2009 academic year compared with a year earlier. This followed a 2.8% increase in 2007/2008.

Full-time undergraduate students paid an average of $4,724 in tuition fees for the 2008/2009 academic year, up from $4,558 a year earlier.

This created an annual average increase of 4.4% over the average undergrad tuition fee of $3,064 that was paid in 1998/1999.

This easily outpaced inflation. As measured by the Consumer Price Index, inflation rose at an annual average rate of 2.3% during the same 10-year span between the academic years 1998/1999 and 2007/2008.