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MINISTER'S DIRECTIVE No. MD 2007-01 Tuition Fees

Minister's Directive No. MD 2007-01

Supersedes Minister's Direction MD No. 2004-03

Pursuant to sections 8 and 68 of the School Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. S-2.1, I hereby issue the following Minister's Directive concerning Tuition Fees.

Reference should also be made to School Act Regulations concerning Free School Privileges and to Minister's Directive 96-01, Tuition and Non-Resident Students.

TUITION FEES

  1. The tuition fees for the full school year for foreign students shall be $10,000.00, including or excluding transportation.
  2. The tuition fees for the full school year for aboriginal students who do not qualify for free school privileges shall be as follows:
    1. full time attendance, including transportation - $5,600.00; or
    2. full time attendance, excluding transportation - $5,100.00.
  3. These rates are for full time tuition and are to be pro-rated for less than full time attendance. The amount owing will be pro-rated based on the number of months in attendance.
  4. The tuition fees payable by persons who enroll in courses offered by a school board during the months of July and August and who have graduated from high school or are over the age of twenty years shall be $300.00 for each course.

     

    REVENUE

    1. For each foreign student who is required to pay a tuition fee which includes transportation, the School Board shall remit $7,600 to the Department of Education.
    2. For each student who is required to pay a tuition fee which excludes transportation, the School Board shall remit $7,100 to the Department of Education.
    3. The portion of a tuition fee which exceeds the amounts in subsections (1) or (2) shall be revenue to the respective school board less the commission to recruiters if applicable. Seventy-five per cent (75%) shall be used by the school administration offering the school program to international students to help cover costs associated with providing ESL, and/or any learning resources/services required to enhance the cultural learning experience of the international student while studying on PEI. The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) shall be used by the school board to offer joint opportunities to students.
    4. For each aboriginal student who is required to pay a tuition fee which includes transportation, the School Board shall remit $5,600 to the Department of Education.
    5. For each aboriginal student who is required to pay a tuition fee which excludes transportation, the School Board shall remit $5,100 to the Department of Education.
    6. For each person who is required to pay a tuition fee for courses offered during July and August, the revenue to the Department of Education shall be $300.00.
    7. Non-aboriginal students paying tuition who become eligible for free school privileges within a given school year may be refunded up to a maximum of five months' tuition upon producing documents that grant them free school privileges.

       

     

    1. The School Board shall be responsible for the collection of tuition fees and shall provide to the Department of Education,
      1. for each foreign and non-foreign student, the amount of tuition collected, and the school attended by the student;
      2. for each person who is required to pay a tuition fee for courses offered during July and August, the name of the person, and the amount of tuition collected.

DATED at Charlottetown, January 31, 2007.

Mildred A. Dover
Minister of Education

 

  
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