VICTORIA, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian
Federation of Students-British Columbia will be available for comment
following the release of the provincial budget the afternoon of
Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Tuition fees in British Columbia have more than doubled over the past
decade, saddling students and their families with an average debt of
$35,000 upon graduation. Students have lobbied the provincial
government to eliminate interest charged on student loans, reduce
tuition fees and institute a provincial needs-based grants program.
In November 2013, following consultations held across the province, the
report of the bi-partisan Standing Committee on Finance and Government
Services recommended the creation of a provincial grants program and a
review of interest rates charged on student loans.
The Canadian Federation of Students-BC is composed of students from 15
post-secondary institutions across every region of BC. Post-secondary
students in Canada have been represented by the Canadian Federation of
Students and its predecessor organizations since 1927.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students- British Columbia
For further information:
Zach Crispin, BC Representative on the National Executive (604) 355-5014
Steven Beasley, Internal Coordinator (250) 713-6131