Northwest Community College will be raising new fees and tuition next year.
The college board unanimously passed resolutions raising tuition 2%, implementing an application fee, as well as a formal grade appeal fee.
The board was presented with figures showing NWCC had one of the lowest tuitions in BC, with the college coming in at around $2,600 while Royal Roads University, Simon Fraser University and BCIT coming in the top three at over or near $6,000.
The board also heard NWCC was the only school in BC without an application fee.
The board passed a motion to implement a $25 application fee that will be applicable to tuition costs once the student is registered.
Originally, the province had suggested a $50 application fee.
There’ll also be a $25 formal grade appeal fee.
The board was told this isn’t a revenue generating scheme, but to prevent serial grade appeals.
Annual financials were also covered, and while the school is facing a financial shortfall for next year, projections show they won’t have to cut any staff positions due to early retirements and shifting of positions between campuses.