The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of more than 170,000 students at 15 universities, colleges, and institutes in every part of BC. Together we work to provide students with an effective and unified voice to influence access to education.
The BC Federation of Students run a number of campaigns aimed at making our schools and communities better and more equitable.
Because of ever-increasing tuition fees, students are graduating with debt loads that are higher than ever. Average student debt for an undergraduate degree in Canada is now over $30,000.
BC’s future depends on an educated, skilled workforce. But underfunding in the last two decades has led to skyrocketing fees and putting post-secondary education out of reach for too many young people.
Due to government underfunding, institutions have come to depend on the revenue they receive from increasing fees for international students.
The high cost of textbooks is creating obstacles for students to be successful in classes. Since 2002, the cost of textbooks has nearly doubled. In fact, 26% of BC students choose to not register for a course due to textbook costs, which negatively impacts their academic career.
The BC Federation of Students work together to provide a series of high-quality services to our members and affiliated student union. From a free campus app to keep you up-to-date about your campus life, to student discount cards to save you money, we use our collective purchasing power to save you money, and make life easier.
Bulk Purchasing: Membership Outreach Materials
Members’ Handbook and Dayplanner
Student Discount Program
OOHLALA : Your Campus App!
BC Student Health Consortium
Advocating for access to education
The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of 13 university and college students’ unions from every part of BC with a membership of 130,000 students.
For more than 40 years, students’ societies in BC have worked together through the BCFS to provide students with an effective and united voice. Since tuition fees, student aid, and funding is set by the provincial government, it is important that students are represented at a provincial level.
Stay up-to-date with BC Federation of Students.