Students

Young people from low- and middle-income families are finding it harder to access the university or college education they need to get a good job.

With tuition fees that have doubled since 2002 and crippling debt, low wages are just one of the many obstacles faced by students.

In order to cover the cost of tuition, a student must work 540 hours in a minimum wage job. That is fourteen weeks of full-time work and doesn't even begin to cover living costs.

$10.45 per hour is not enough for BC students to get by.

Why is BC making it so hard for students to access an education?

Download our fact sheet to learn more.