Who pays for funding cuts? The effect of provincial funding on tuition fees

Lindsay Wang

There is a trend of declining real provincial appropriation income and increasing tuition revenues in Canadian post-secondary institutions. This research asks: How does a real funding cut influence the tuition fees paid by different types of students? It also takes the domestic tuition freeze policy effect into consideration.

I divide all Canadian higher education institutions into categories by their resource intensities, and take a look into which type of students indeed pay for the real funding cut.