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BC Budget introduces grant program for post-secondary students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 18, 2020 1 min read
The BC government’s 2020 Budget has students and educators celebrating the introduction of an up-front, needs-based student grant program. The BC Access Grant is the first of its kind in BC in nearly two decades, and will help reduce...
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Students looking for debt relief in upcoming BC Budget

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 06, 2020 1 min read
With the 2020 BC Budget just around the corner, students and their families are renewing their calls for the government to implement an up-front needs-based grant program to ease the burden of student loan debt. “BC has the lowest amount of non-repayable financial assistance – like grants – in Canada,”...
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New school year means more student loan debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 02, 2019 1 min read
As students across the province head to college and university campuses today, many of them will be thinking hard about their student loans. Without a student grant program in BC, debt is the only way half of all students...
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California announces two years free college; meanwhile, BC tuition fees continue to rise

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 10, 2019 1 min read
The Government of California has announced that it is providing two years of tuition fee free college for students graduating from California high schools. The initiative was approved with the recent passing of the state budget....
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Students launch municipal election education campaign

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 19, 2018 1 min read
The BC Federation of Students has launched a campaign to educate students and young voters about the impact municipal councils have on their daily lives. The campaign, titled Your City. Your Vote., highlights the services run by municipalities and...
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Students fight back against sky-high textbook costs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 04, 2018 1 min read
Students across the province are returning to college and university campuses today and experiencing what many might not expect: sticker shock from the cost of their textbooks. With textbook prices commonly in the range of $200 per book, students...
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Students Launch “Fairness for International Students” Campaign

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 15, 2018 1 min read
Students in British Columbia have launched a province-wide campaign, titled Fairness for International Students, to mobilize post-secondary students to fight for fairness, consistency, and predictability for international students in BC. British Columbia is highly reliant on the income from...
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BCFS releases research document on international students in British Columbia

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jul 09, 2018 1 min read
The British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) has released a research document outlining many of the issues facing international students in British Columbia. The document focuses on BC’s economic dependence on international students, the instability of...
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“Students Are Voting” is more than just a campaign slogan, it happened.

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 12, 2018 1 min read
April 2017: BCFS “Students are voting.” April 2018: Elections BC “Yep, students voted.” The numbers are out, and they paint a picture that is not at all surprising: young people voted in the provincial election. According to Elections BC’s...
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Finance Committee gets an earful on advanced education accessibility, makes bold recommendations for improvements

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 16, 2017 1 min read
Following province-wide consultations, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services reported that post-secondary education was the second-most discussed topic throughout the verbal, written, audio, and video submissions. The Committee’s report, published Wednesday, reflects the weight of this...