When apply to college or university, some Canadian students may have noticed that there is a tiered system for tuition payment. For example, students taking e-learning courses in a different province than the home institution pay a higher tuition. This is also true for students coming to Canada for higher education.
The universities and colleges obviously have the same overhead for these students as they do those attending in the same province and Canadian learners attending classroom-based studies.
Clearly, out-of-province and foreign students are subsidizing the education of Canadian students. The tuition fees are funneled through the system to increase library holdings, improving technologies, and even construct new teaching facilities. Without this major cash influx, tuition for Canadian students would be higher, which would in turn affect the amount of student loans.