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Grants Not Loans

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 30, 2020 1 min read
CAMPAIGN VICTORY 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 student loan debt for thousands of British Columbians every...
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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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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...
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BC Budget takes steps to ease burden of student debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 22, 2017 1 min read
Students and their families will finally feel some relief following yesterday’s provincial budget. After years of rising tuition fees and record levels of student debt, Budget 2017 announces a reduction in interest charged on student loans.“Students are pleased that...