The University of British Columbia will be raising its residence rent by up to 8% in May. CBC reports that rent caps do not apply to student residences as they are not covered by British Columbia’s Residential Tenancy Act. The rates at UBC residences are set to rise from 3.5% to 8% depending on the type of housing, its condition, and its age. Some UBC students have expressed concern about the rent hike and told City Newsthat the increase will force them to choose between studying and taking on more part-time work shifts and will limit their housing options. “We can try to live off-campus, but it’s not much more affordable than this,” said UBC student Emily Kehler.