International student cap does  not mean fee hike for domestic students

The BC minister responsible for post-secondary institution says those studying at public universities won’t see fee hikes due to a new federal cap on international students. 

On Monday, federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced a 35-percent cut in the intake of international students nationally over the next two years. B.C. universities rely heavily on international student fees for funding. For example, at the UBC a B.C.-resident commerce student will pay just over $8,000 in tuition per year, while an international student pays $61,000.