Making Post-Secondary Education Affordable for British Columbians

In July 2017, with the change of the government and release of Ministerial mandate letters, the current government made three key commitments to British Columbians to guide its vision for a better BC. Post- secondary education and training is a natural fit in a conversation about investing in the betterment of BC; it is an integral component of BC’s economic framework and amongst the most important social programs provided by the BC government. Making post-secondary education affordable and accessible to all falls directly in line with the three key commitments the current government has made to British Columbians: to make life more affordable; to deliver services that people count on; and to build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone.

Education is a fundamental component of achieving these three commitments. The recommendations put forward in this document describe ways in which the BC government can follow through on its three key commitments and the key priority mandated to the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training: to reduce the financial burden on students.

Read the full report here: Making Post-Secondary Education More Affordable for British Columbians

This report was a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for the 2019 budget consultation by the BCFS.

BC Federation of Students


The BC Federation of Students represents over 170,000 students from 14 institutions across BC. Together these students advocate for affordable + accessible post-secondary education.