MEDIA ADVISORY - Students available to comment on Statistics Canada annual tuition fee report

OTTAWA, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian Federation of Students National Chairperson Roxanne Dubois and regional student representatives will be available to comment on Statistics Canada's annual tuition fee report set to be released on Friday, September 16.

Tuition fees in Canada have increased at more than double the rate of inflation in most provinces over the past two decades and have become the single largest expense for university and college students. In Canada, debt owed to the federal government from student loans has surpassed $15 billion this past year.  This figure does not include provincial student loan debt or personal debt such as credit cards, lines of credit, bank loans, and family loans.

The Canadian Federation of Students is Canada's largest student organisation, uniting more that one-half million students in all ten provinces. The Canadian Federation of Students and its predecessor organisations have represented students in Canada since 1927.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students

For further information:

Roxanne Dubois, National Chairperson, office: (613) 232-7394, mobile: (613) 816-7486, email: chair@cfs-fcee.ca


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