Students struggle with rising costs, MB consults on tuition and fees

Students in Manitoba are struggling with rising costs at the academic year kicks off, reports CBC. At the University of Manitoba, over half of an emergency fund for students has already been depleted. On top of tuition, students are facing steep costs related to food, rent, and childcare, while international students in the province are facing the added constrictions of the 20-hour work limit on their student visa. The CBC reports that students will have to borrow more to meet the costs associated with their education, even as the cost of borrowing increases, further bolstering student debt levels. An MB spokesperson stated that the province has kept tuition increases below the rate of inflation and that the province recently completed consultations for a new policy on tuition and student fees. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.