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CBC: The real costs of soaring tuition

April 15, 2014 — 

University of Manitoba student Aurora Hares, 25, spoke to CBC News about the difficulty of balancing finances while pursuing a university education.

Hares will complete her bachelor of science degree this month. It took her seven years, and she had to work a full-time job at a hardware chain store on top of taking multiple courses.

She said some days she worked more than 12 hours and was getting migraines from the stress.

“You are always on this treadmill, trying to catch up with what you are doing,” she said. “You have no downtime.”

 

According to the story about a recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report analyzing Stats Canada data that notes significant increases in tuition between 1975 and 2013, “Manitoba’s rate of tuition went up from 183 minimum-wage hours to 366 — a 100 per cent increase.”

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