VIU makes tuition change for First Nations students
Vancouver Island University sign at the Cowichan Campus. Sharon Vanhouwe, MyCowichanValleyNow.com staff.
International students, attending Canadian universities, can pay up to three times more in tuition than a student considered “domestic”.
Vancouver Island University’s Board of Governors has determined, for some Indigenous people living in other countries, that’s not fair, especially when they are a voting member of a First Nation in Canada.
Dr. Ralph Nilson, President and Vice-Chancellor of VIU says from here on in, those individuals will be considered “domestic” students…..
The new approach is a result of discussions VIU has had with Indigenous communities in the regions the University serves, including the Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River campuses.