International student tuition remains steady

Foreign pupils bring more than $11 million to Surrey School District.

Fees for students from other countries who attend Surrey public schools will be the same this fall as they are this year.

Last week, Surrey school trustees voted to maintain international tuition at $13,500 per year ($12,600, plus $900 for provincial medical coverage).

There are more than 2,000 international students currently attending classes in Surrey schools – about half of which are funded by the province – who are children of parents on study or work permits, are kids of ministers, or who are refugee claimants.

The other 1,000 or so foreign students pay tuition fees, bringing more than $11 million in revenue to the school district annually.

International students come to Surrey from across the globe, including Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

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