Why has NSCAD increased tuition by 3%?
The decision was necessary to ensure operational effectiveness, a balanced budget and to continue to provide a valuable and competitive educational experience. NSCAD’s tuition increase does not stand alone, universities across the Maritimes have made similar adjustments.
How much money will tuition increase by?
The increase will amount to an additional $265 per 15-credit course load for domestic undergraduate students, and $270 for domestic graduate students. For international students, the annual increase is $570 per 15-credit course load.
Was the NSCAD community consulted about the tuition increase?
Several consultation sessions were held with the Budget Advisory Committee (which includes members of the administration, faculty and students). The Committee provides broad input to, and assists in, the coordination of the budget process. The Committee recommended the 2019-20 budget including the tuition increase.
What has NSCAD done to help mitigate costs?
What is the cost of attending NSCAD as compared to the other schools of fine art and design in Canada?
When comparing NSCAD to other schools of fine art and design in Canada, many variables come into play. Mainly:
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What kind of support does NSCAD offer students?
NSCAD offers a wide range of scholarships, awards and bursaries. For the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters, NSCAD University awarded students more than 262 scholarships and bursaries, totaling over $435,000. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need. The Board of Governors is committed to concentrating more of its fundraising for bursaries and scholarships to mitigate the effect of the tuition increase. With the various NSCAD and provincial bursaries, scholarships and awards, less than 40% of NSCAD students pay the posted tuition rates.
NSCAD University has financial services available to provide guidance and support to students. These services include helping students access scholarships and understand their tuition payment options. We encourage students to utilize these services. Contact Christina Warren firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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