The recent announcement by the Government of Quebec that it intends to implement a tuition increase for Canadians from outside of Quebec who study at English universities in the province has led to widespread public attention. Montreal Dio principal Jesse Zink offered these words on the proposal.
“The proposed tuition increase applies to public universities in Quebec. As such, it will NOT affect tuition rates at Montreal Dio. The tuition amounts for college programs are set by the Board of Governors, which is about to begin its biennial review of these rates. We anticipate maintaining rates at levels that are very competitive with theological institutions across Canada and significantly lower than similar institutions in the United States. Current tuition rates can be found on the college website.
“Montreal remains a fantastic city in which to study. It offers a tremendous welcome to students in its excellent public transportation, affordable housing, and rich and diverse cultural life.
“At Dio, we remain committed to supporting students who wish to improve their competency in French. All students are eligible to enroll in our Certificate in Bilingual Ministry, which is designed to help non-native speakers of French minister in that language. We also continue to deepen our relationship with the Ministries in French office of the United Church of Canada to ensure that all students who intend to minister in Quebec are linguistically well prepared for this work.”