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A selection of current facts about post-secondary education in British Columbia.

A selection of current facts about post-secondary education in British Columbia.

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  • 1. education shouldn’t be a fast facts fast facts fast facts fast facts fast facts fast facts
  • 2. Did you know : tuition fees in BC have doubled since 2001?
  • 3. University Tuition Fees $5,500 $5,000 $4,500 $4,000 $3,500 Average university tuition fees in British Columbia Average university tuition fees in Canada $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2001 2002
  • 4. Did you know : in 2011 tuition fees will be more revenue for the government than corporate income tax?
  • 5. e s (2011-12) vs. Tuition Fe Other t ax revenue $1,500 es tax Fe o me $1,250 it ion inc Tu r p. es $1,114M Co tax es $1,038M u el tax $1,000 F c co $865M ba To $750 $686M $500
  • 6. Did you know : BC has the lowest rate of non-repayable student aid in Canada?
  • 7. e n-Repayabl t hat is No t udent Aid Propor tion of S 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% PE NL NB NS ON QC 0% SK MB BC AB
  • 8. Did you know : per-student funding is less than in 2001?
  • 9. Provincial Funding for Universities and Colleges in BC $11,000 $10,500 Per-student provincial funding (if frozen at 2001 levels) Actual per-student provincial funding $10,000 $9,500 $9,000 $8,500 $8,000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  • 10. Did you know : the average student will pay more than $7,000 in interest on their loans?
  • 11. Interest Paid Student Loan s 10-year amortization period at 5% $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $7,365 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 Principal Principal and Interest
  • 12. Join the campaign to reverse these trends. Go to your student union office or visit DebtSentence.ca Music: “You can’t eat” by Custodian of Records