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Canada Emergency Student Benefit continues to leave Canadians behind

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 22, 2020 1 min read
The Federal Government has announced the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), a program that will provide some relief to those students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). While this new program addresses some of...
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BC Government launches free 24/7 mental health service for students

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 16, 2020 1 min read
The BC Government has announced an early launch of its mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service, called Here2Talk, is a welcome aid for those currently struggling with the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. “Many...
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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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Students Applaud Open Education Resource Funding

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Apr 17, 2019 1 min read
Students are applauding the BC government’s announced funding infusion for the development of open education resources (OERs). The $3.26 million in additional funding for BCcampus will enable the agency to create and enhance open resources such as textbooks, online...
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Federal budget takes steps to ease burden of student debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 19, 2019 1 min read
Students and their families will feel some relief following today’s federal budget. After years of rising tuition fees and record levels of student debt, Budget 2019 announces a reduction in interest charged on federal student loans. “Students are pleased...
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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...