Provinces provide block operating grants to universities and those grants continue to comprise the largest single source of funding for BC’s research universities. However, the proportion of that grant has been declining as has the nominal and real dollar funding for universities. Universities are under increasing pressure to generate alternative sources of revenue and manage their academic priorities with fewer resources. The research compiled below tracks these funding declines as well as provides context for the funding pressures facing BC’s research universities.
- Taking Stock of Provincial Tuition Fee Policies
Report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives comparing tuition fees and policies across provinces. Published in September 2015.
- It’s Complicated: An Interprovincial Comparison of Student Financial Aid
Report by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives comparing student financial loans and grants programs in each province. Programs are ranked based on their accessibility and efficacy. Published in July 2014.