UPEI tuition remains among the lowest in the Maritimes

MPHEC report shows UPEI’s tuition is second lowest in the region
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

An annual report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) confirms tuition fees at the University of Prince Edward Island remain among the lowest in the region.

The MPHEC report indicates tuition for full-time undergraduate students in the Maritimes range from a low of $5,830 at Université de Moncton to $8,182 at Acadia University. UPEI’s undergraduate tuition went up slightly this year to $6,030, making it the second lowest in the Maritime provinces.

“UPEI is proud to continue both its high quality educational experience and a low cost of admission,” said Dr. Robert Gilmour, Vice-President Academic and Research at UPEI. “Our programs continue to expand in scope and reach through innovation and efficient use of resources, while minimizing increases in the financial burden to students.”

Tuition for full-time graduate students in arts and sciences at UPEI increased by three per cent in 2017-18 to $4,053, which is also the second lowest in the Maritimes.

Despite a three per cent increase of tuition for international students at UPEI, the fees remain the third-lowest in the region. International undergraduate students pay $13,062. International graduate students in arts and sciences at UPEI pay $11,085.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island. UPEI is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

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