B.C. students call on province to cool rising tuition
The BC Federation of Students wants the provincial government to provide more funding to the post-secondary system to bring down what it calls sky-rocketing tuition. According to the federation, tuition fees have more than doubled since 2001. In 2000, the average fee was $2,500, while in 2019, the average was over $5,900, according to the federation. Those rising fees, paired with the rise in inflation, is putting graduation from a college or university out of reach for many, said the student group. The federation says $200 million is needed to stabilize funding for post-secondary institutions. In a statement, the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills said it recognizes the affordability challenges that students in B.C. are facing.
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