international fees

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International students face unfair burden with MSP fee

The B.C. government’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium is a major stressor for international students. Many international students, including myself, are not comfortable with the high $75 monthly premium for…

International students facing altered plans, tuition fees, and homesickness amid COVID-19

For international students, COVID-19 is causing unique struggles. With international travel halted for the foreseeable future, international students are stuck behind borders.

Trudeau’s $148 million plan for international students is about dollars, not diversity

Last month, the Trudeau government outlined a $148 million five-year plan to diversify global recruiting efforts. But this policy announcement isn’t really about improving diversity on campus — it’s a…

Stringing together community in the face of international tuition hikes

International students all over the world share the anguish of being cash cows for their host societies. When the UVic Board of Governors approved another 15 per cent tuition raise…

SFU rebuffs calls to reduce planned tuition hikes for international students

This story was originally published in The Peak, SFU’s student newspaper. The SFU administration has officially responded to a letter sent by the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) on Oct.…