For the Record – SFU students want a ‘Tuition Freeze Now’

Aiya Benaso – February 21, 2019

The SFU ‘Tuition Freeze Now’ campaign started in October 2018 after SFU’s budget consultation announced tuition increases for fall 2019.
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Simon Fraser University intends to increase tuition by an unprecedented level next fall for domestic and international students. There are impacts these decisions have on the lives of students studying in the Lower Mainland, especially in the midst of a housing crisis.

On ‘For The Record’ we spoke to Giovanni Hosang, an undergraduate student and organizer with SFU’s ‘Tuition Freeze Now’ campaign. They will be hosting a night of dialogue and music so that people can learn more about the struggle for affordable education across B.C.

We addressed why the campaign was created, what the price hikes for new fall 2019 students mean, and how students can use their voices to make a change.

“We want this to be a province-wide movement, even a national movement, where tuition freezes are supposed to be deemed as necessary. And just come to the events where we are trying to build solidarity.” – Giovanni Hosang, student organizer with SFU’s ‘Tuition Freeze Now’ campaign.