Grenfell student union expects tuition freeze to be maintained

Cory Hurley
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CORNER BROOK — Nick Mercer of the Grenfell Campus Student Union wants to make sure commitments made to students by the current government are going to be honoured.

The vice-president external said there is no indication that a Conservative government without Kathy Dunderdale would not maintain the tuition freeze at Memorial University. He said as Finance minister, Tom Marshall showed his support for continuing the freeze and introducing a full grant program.

Mercer expects Marshall will not change his stance as interim premier.

“It seemed to us that he really understands the value of post-secondary education,” he said.

Mercer said the tuition freeze is only one aspect of what government needs to do to further the education system in this province.

“The tuition fee freeze is huge for this province,” he said. “We are hoping they are going to continue with it and do more to attract more students, and to make education even more accessible than it is now.”

Organizations: Grenfell Campus Student Union

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK

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