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Join the Campaign to #StopAUTuitionHikes
Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 7:00 am MDT – Wednesday, November 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm MST
AUSU is calling on all those opposed to further tuition increases. Please join us on Twitter between Nov. 4-9 to #StopAUTuitionHikes!
As you know, AU students have shouldered significant tuition increases over the past three years, with costs rising 7% in 2020, 5% in 2021, and 7% in 2022. Now, with the Government of Alberta allowing universities to once again raise tuition by 5.5% in September 2023, students can expect the cost of their education to go up roughly $30 per course.
AUSU knows you are already struggling to afford your education. In our 2021 Annual Student Survey, one in four students said they were likely to apply to AUSU’s Virtual Food Assistance Program. Having to choose between paying for courses and food security is a recurring theme in our member feedback. Although we regularly advocate for enhanced student support, financial aid, and greater affordability, the message is much stronger when it includes your voice.
Please join fellow AU students by speaking out on Twitter from November 4-9 to #StopAUTuitionHikes. Help us demonstrate the impact of this increase by tweeting what $30 means to you along with a photo of $30 worth of groceries. Our goal is to hold the Government of Alberta accountable for underfunding AU, raise awareness about food insecurity among AU students, and prevent another tuition increase in 2023.
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AU Students’ Union