Recent financial statements released by Trent University reveal that student tuition is the University’s primary source of income. By 2021, Trent expects to earn almost $56 million in student tuition alone. With enrollment continuing to grow, that percentage will only increase. Here are five reasons why student tuition is so important to the University. But what can students do to make sure their tuition lasts? What can students do to make sure their tuition money lasts as long possible?
Trent University has been reluctant to divest from fossil-fuels despite student demand. The endowment fund holds approximately $34 million in stocks related to fossil fuels. The University recently rejected a student vote to divest from fossil fuels, but it has created an advisory committee to examine the issue. However, the Board of Governors has not yet endorsed ESG policies for all endowment funds. It is unclear, therefore, how the University will proceed.