Students must work 3 times the hours to pay for skyrocketing tuition

Global News

TORONTO – Remember when slinging a few beers on the weekend could cover the cost of university tuition? Not the case anymore.

The average Canadian student now has to work three times the number of hours as their parents did in order to pay for one year of post-secondary education, and the Canadian Federation of Students says this dramatic increase is forcing students to choose between deep debt or an education.

According to data from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), in 1975 students needed to work around 200 hours at a minimum wage job in order to pay for one year’s tuition.

Now, students must work around 650 hours to cover the cost of tuition for one year – and this doesn’t include paying for books and living expenses.

The student’s advocacy group points to Newfoundland and Labrador as an example of a province making adjustments as the…

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