Tuition hike approved at St. FX

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Tuition is rising at St. F-X University.

The school’s board of governors has approved a tuition hike of 18 per cent over three years.

Students currently pay $7,195 a year.

That will rise to $7,626 in the fall, $8,083 in 2017 and $8,569 in 2018.

The university’s vice-president of finance and administration, Andrew Beckett, says it has targeted the additional revenues for specific projects.

Beckett says in year two, the extra cash generated from increased tuition will be used to pay down the university’s debt, freeing up more money for programming.

In year three, the additional funds will be targetted to deferred maintenance on its buildings.

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