UFV’s Board of Governors voted in favour to raise international student tuition for the next academic year at their meeting this past December. The decision was made in private (in camera). “While we have increased our fees steadily over the past few years, we are consistent when compared to other universities,” the rationale reads. Tuition will rise 3.2 per cent, from $7,800 to $8,050 per semester, and an “International Administration Fee” of $700 per semester will now also be charged to first-year international students. As well, an application fee of $100 was added for students wishing to study abroad.