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Published Sep 08, 2020
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Grants Not Loans

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Mar 30, 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 student loan debt for thousands of British Columbians every year.
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Victory: BC Access Grant

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 20, 2020 1 min read
We have exciting news! BC Budget 2020 has announced the creation of the BC Access Grant, which will give 40,000 students in the province up to $4,000 annually in non-repayable financial aid. This will not only help low- and middle-income people access the college and university training they need but also help students graduate with less debt.
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Students applaud record investment in student mental health support

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jan 29, 2020 1 min read
Students applaud the BC Government’s announcement on the creation of a student mental health service that will be accessible for all students across the province. According to the announcement, students will soon be able to access counselling services either online or via the phone 24 hours a day seven days a week.
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The Youth Vote: Why young voters can't be ignored

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 05, 2019 1 min read
Young voters are turning out at the polls in strong numbers. In 2015, 57.1% of 18-24 year-olds turned out to vote -- a record-breaking 18 percentage point increase from the 2011 election. The youth vote can't be ignored.