CMU announces tuition increase

Winnipeg, Man.— Coming into effect in September 2018, tuition rates for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will increase 1 percent over 2017-18 rates. This increase is less than the current Consumer Price Index of 1.6 percent, and is the lowest among Manitoba post-secondary institutions. “CMU receives less government funding than other Manitoba universities and thus is less impacted by recent reductions in operating grants provided by the province of Manitoba,” says CMU president Cheryl Pauls. “MU continues to offer a high level of academic excellence and programming, while being mindful of costs for students.” Tuition rates are reviewed annually, guided by commitments to quality education, affordability and accessibility. Tuition and fees, including room and board, contribute 45 percent of the university’s operating budget and maintain ongoing program offerings; fund specific program enhancements and additions; and provide an array of student services. The balance of the university's operating revenue comes from the province and the investment of CMU’s friends, alumni, donors and church communities. CMU offers nearly 400 unique scholarships and bursaries to students; in 2017-18, 50 percent of CMU students received financial aid, 15 percent higher than the Canadian average. —Canadian Mennonite University

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