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Tuition at USaskatchewan to increase

Fees will go up by 3 per cent, all departments will suffer budget cuts

Tuition at the University of Saskatchewan is going up by an average of three per cent.

The Saskatoon-based university also says it’s cutting costs to help slash an estimated operating budget shortfall of $10 million. The reduction means almost all academic and administrative departments will see cuts in their budgets.

Brett Fairbairn, a university spokesman, says the reduction is necessary because of the global economic downturn which has led to income shortfalls.

The university says tuition fees would have increased regardless of its financial situation.

Between 15,000 and 20,000 full and part-time students attend the university.

– The Canadian Press

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