Fight The Tuition Hikes At Mount Royal University
In 2009, the Government of Alberta promised Mount Royal University a 2% increase in provincial grant funding for the following 3 years. Mount Royal University has been relying on receiving over $13 million promised to them to run their degree programs, but have not received the total promised amount. Because of this, Mount Royal is now facing a $16 million deficit and is forced to find other avenues to fund their programs, such as increasing tuition to certain programs.
Further, other institutions in Alberta are not facing the same issues as Mount Royal. In fact, some Alberta institutions are posting surpluses, while MRU is forced to cut programs and decrease the numbers of seats available.
The Government of Alberta needs to do a thorough investigation into the current funding model for Alberta institutions. If you agree that these inadequacies in funding for Mount Royal University should be addressed immediately, then please sign the petition below.