By Jane Deacon. Average debt loads of over $20,000 have prompted the Canadian Federation of Students-British Columbia to lobby for greater support of post-secondary students.
The current provincial system, which has one of Canada’s highest interest rates on student loans, will cause student debt to continue to skyrocket and make higher education less accessible, said federation chairman Zach Crispin.
His organization wants the province to eliminate the interest on student loans and increase funding for schools. They are also fighting for a needs-based grants program, a system that exists in provinces across Canada. More...