Hundreds of protesters marched from the University of Alberta campus to the steps of the legislature Thursday to voice their concern over rising tuition costs in Alberta.

Many of them were U of A students, joined by their counterparts from the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge, who travelled to Edmonton earlier that day for the protest.

Concern rose when the University of Alberta asked Advanced Education Minister Doug Horner to allow for an increase in professional program tuition through what they called “market modifiers.” In addition, they proposed levying an extra $550 in yearly fees from all students.