Lawyers for both sides have agreed to February 25, 2004 as the hearing date for a summary trial application in a lawsuit filed by a dozen MBA students at the University of British Columbia over the 321% increase in their tuition fees for their program that commenced in August of 2002.

The students allege that they accepted UBC’s offer of admission to the MBA program on its representation that their tuition fees would be $7,000, “subject to adjustment…” After they paid their deposits to reserve places in the program, UBC suddenly and without warning “adjusted” their tuition to $28,000.

The students allege that UBC’s conduct constituted breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and/or misrepresentation by ommission on the part of UBC and are seeking compensation from the Court.

The case will be heard by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.