3rd Session, 42nd Legislature
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THE ADVANCED EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Section 1 is amended
(a) in the definition "tuition fee",
(i) in the part before clause (a), by striking out "a university" and substituting "a university or college", and
(ii) in the part of clause (a) before subclause (i) of the English version, by striking out "university's board" and substituting "board of the university or college"; and
(b) by adding the following definition:
Section 2.2 is replaced with the following:
The minister may issue guidelines in respect of a tuition fee or student fee set by a university board.
A guideline may specify that the amount of a student fee that the university makes compulsory for a student to pay is an amount that exceeds the guidelines.
If the minister is satisfied that a university has charged a student an amount that exceeds the amount provided for in the guidelines, the minister must direct the Minister of Finance to deduct an amount equivalent to the excess from any grant requisitioned for the university under section 9.1.
The Minister of Finance must comply with a direction received under subsection (3).
The minister may make regulations respecting tuition fees or student fees set by the board of a college, including regulations prohibiting a student fee from being compulsory.
A guideline or regulation under this section may provide that
(a) a tuition fee or student fee be a specified amount;
(b) any increase in a tuition fee or a student fee be subject to a maximum limit, as determined in the manner provided; or
(c) a tuition fee or a student fee be decreased by a specified amount or by an amount determined in the manner provided.
A guideline or regulation may
(a) be general or particular in its application;
(b) establish different classes of tuition fees or student fees and may apply differently to different classes; and
(c) exempt a tuition fee or student fee or a class of them from the application of this section, and may impose terms and conditions on such an exemption.
For the purposes of this section, the minister may request a university or college provide information about its tuition fees or student fees. A university or college that receives such a request must comply with it in the form and manner and within the time specified by the minister.
Clause 9.7(5)(b) is amended by adding "and any associated student fee" after "tuition fee".
Clause 17(d) of The Colleges Act is replaced with the following:
(d) subject to The Advanced Education Administration Act and the regulations made under that Act, set tuition fees and the rates of other fees and service charges to be paid by students;
Clause 13(f) of The Red River College Act is replaced with following:
(f) subject to The Advanced Education Administration Act and the regulations made under that Act, set tuition fees and the rates of other fees and service charges to be paid by students;
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.