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Change in average undergraduate tuition fees between 2000-2001 and 2005-2006

Chart: Percentage of households incurring expenditures on education (%)
Source: University tuition fees, Statistics Canada, The Daily, Thursday September 1, 2005.

Since 2000, the increase in tuition fees has slowed to an annual average of 4.1%. In contrast, in the 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 academic years, alone, they went up 15.2% and 16.5%, respectively. The recent lower fee increases reflect government moves to regulate fees.