March 21, 2020
Upon review of the SFU Department of Finance’s draft 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan, the SFSS sent the attached letter (on March 4) responding with its concerns around a tuition and fee hike – a 2% domestic undergraduate tuition increase and a 4% international tuition increase. The main concern revolves around the long term trends that these increases represent in terms of the burden on international and domestic students alike.
The SFSS letter also made general recommendations to SFU regarding the budget:
At the March 19 SFU Board of Governors meeting, SFU approved the 2020-21 Budget and Financial Plan with the (2%/4%) fee hike. The SFSS concerns about the budget and its opposition to the increases remain the same.