BC Government Eliminates Interest on Student Loans

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By Michelle Cyca | filed in Emily Carr News

Posted on February 19, 2019 | Updated June 10, 2019, 11:08AM

Effective February 19, interest on new and existing student loans has been eliminated.

The BC government announced on February 19 that interest on the provincial portion of student loans has been eliminated. The average BC undergraduate graduates with $11,200 in provincial student loans, and a total of $28,000 including federal loans. 

Eliminating interest on the provincial portion of the loans will save students $2,300 in over a 10-year repayment period.

Read more on the official BC Budget website.