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04-20-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by The Moose View Post
Tuition accounts for about 20%-25% of an university budget. I think the choice is between making university access widely available, but in this case one should be prepared to pay, or make it more elitist and in this case the state could entirely fund it. IMO a lot of current university students would be better served by much cheaper and more effective vocational schools.
In the ROC, tuition accounts for that much of an university budget. Quebec is another matter, really. Free university tuition would cost $700M (unless financial aid cuts were enacted as well)

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IMO a lot of current university students would be better served by much cheaper and more effective vocational schools.
CEGEP is seen as the vocational arm of Quebec higher education. There hasn't been any complaints about their effectiveness as far as vocational education is concerned, at least not to my knowledge, since most complaints pertaining to CEGEPs have been about the pre-university stream. The per-student cost of running CEGEPs is anywhere between Quebec high schools and trade schools in the ROC.

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