19 avril 2014

University students work twice as long to earn tuition as 1972 counterparts

SavetomystarBy . New figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows students must work two to seven times as many hours as their parents to pay for tuition. The average university student in Ontario has to work almost 18 weeks at minimum wage to pay for one year of the average tuition of $7,259 — about twice as long as their parents would have had to work in 1972, say new figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). A stark interactive map of Canada released Tuesday by the CCPA shows the number of weeks, months and — in deregulated professional programs like dentistry and medicine — years that students have to work to afford higher learning across Canada, which has the highest tuition in the country. More...

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