Budget update demonstrates renewed commitment to PSE

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 11, 2017 2 min read
The Budget Update announced today by the BC government demonstrates the government’s commitment to increasing access to post-secondary education. Following the recent announcement to eliminate tuition fees for adult basic education and English language learning classes, the Budget Update outlines the funding for these programs.

Government to eliminate tuition fees for youth in care

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 01, 2017 2 min read
Students are celebrating the government’s announcement of a fully-funded tuition fee waiver for those who have been in the government care system. Nearly 1,000 youth age-out of government care each year. Many of these youth, at 19 years of age, do not have foster or family homes to go to—they are on their own.

Adult Basic Education made tuition fee-free again

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 08, 2017 2 min read
VICTORIA—Students are celebrating a major victory today for some of British Columbia’s most impoverished students, with the BC government announcement that tuition fees will be eliminated for all adult basic education (ABE) and English as a second language (ESL) courses.

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 the government listen to their call, and has taken this important step towards mitigating student debt.”

BC Throne Speech gives students more of the same — nothing.

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 16, 2017 2 min read
This week’s Throne Speech foreshadowed another provincial budget that will continue to ignore students and their families who are struggling to access college and university with ever increasing fees and insufficient financial aid.

Literacy funding inadequate in addressing basic education needs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 29, 2016 1 min read
A recent BC Liberal announcement allocating funding for community adult literacy programs shortchanges the 25,000 Adult Basic Education students at the province’s public post-secondary institutions, say the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators and BC Federation of Students.

Recommendation for improving the BC Post-Secondary Education System

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 21, 2016 1 min read
Post-secondary education and training is an integral component of BC’s economic framework and amongst the most important social programs provided by the BC government. The BCFS submitted the following recommendations to make secondary education more affordable and accessible in BC.

Adult Basic Education in BC 2015

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 19, 2016 1 min read
Adult basic education (ABE) is the provision of elementary and secondary level education to adults through BC’s K-12 school system and most public post-secondary institutions. ABE provides access to a variety of courses and skills training ranging from basic literacy to adult high school graduation.

City Proclaims “Adult Basic Education Day” as Tuition Skyrockets

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 12, 2016 < 1 min read
The City of Vancouver has proclaimed September 12, 2016 “Adult Education Day” as students head back to campuses with even less funding than last year. The implementation of fees and the cutting of funding to adult basic education has lowered enrollment at institutions across the province between 20 and 60 percent.