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Stronger Together

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.

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Our Campaigns

The BC Federation of Students run a number of campaigns aimed at making our schools and communities better and more equitable.

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.
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Due to government underfunding, institutions have come to depend on the revenue they receive from increasing fees for international students.
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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.
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Services We Provide

The BC Federation of Students works to provide a series of high-quality services to our members and affiliated students' unions. From a free campus app to keep you up-to-date about your campus life, to the production of members' handbook and dayplanners that help keep you organised, and our student discount program - The Deals App, we use our collective purchasing power to save you money, and make life easier.

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Further Boosts to Emergency Funding for Students

Students are applauding an additional $4 million investment, announced today by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, that will help provide more emergency support for students in BC.

BCFS Weekly Roundup

The exam season is just around the corner, but there has been a lot going on so we thought you might need a bit of a roundup! We are going to be detailing some of the recent announcements that have been made in regards to public health and post-secondary in British Columbia.

NDP Debt Forgiveness Strategy Misses the Mark

The federal NDP’s plan to tackle student loan debt in Canada, unveiled today, is ambitious — but it misses the mark on long-term up-front access to post-secondary education. The plan is centered on a debt forgiveness scheme, which doesn’t help those from low- and middle-income families get an education without accruing debt in the first place.

Our Members

The British Columbia Federation of Students is a provincial alliance of 15 university and college students’ unions from every part of BC.