Tagged: budget

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Movin’ on up and out

Can you afford that sweet bachelor pad?   Megan Darragh Contributor   Between university and work, the daunting task of finding a place to live can seem like too much to handle, even if...

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SAMRU fees among highest in Canada

Are students getting what they pay for?   William Conner Contributor   Alberta’s post-secondary Students’ Associations have some of the highest fees in the country, with SAIT Students’ Association and the Students’ Association of...

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Don’t blow it

How to make your student loan last for maximum educational pleasure   Samara Hawkins Features Editor   Has your bank account suddenly increased in size? Do you find yourself with a line of credit...

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Back-to-school tech guide

The best bang for what few bucks you may have   BAJ Visser Staff Writer   Textbooks? Check. Fresh pens and new pencils? Check. A binder full of blank paper for the upcoming semester?...

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New library not in the balance books

We’re still pushing for it, says MRU president   Rachael Frey News Editor   Alberta’s provincial budget for 2012 is here and it contains both good and bad news for Mount Royal University.  ...

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Budget cuts mean fewer first-year classes

by Miriam Ostermann Post-secondary institutions across the province had to bite the bullet when the Alberta government, faced with a $4.7-billion deficit, announced a freeze on funding. For Mount Royal University, the freeze came...

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Rainy-day fund

by Miriam Ostermann The 2010 budget freeze was not an issue university students across the province were willing to let go easily. While still working on proposals, students from 12 post-secondary institutions across Alberta shed...

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Pinching pennies during summer break

by Kylie Robertson Students and money: two words that contrast starkly when placed together. Students, by the very nature of tuition and textbook prices, aren’t supposed to have any money. But for four months every...

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Show us your spirit

Painted faces, homemade signs, t-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with MRU or a roaring Cougar and maybe even a continuous round of the wave? Add it all up and you have the recipe for MRU...