New data on the best and worst provinces for student debt

July 14, 2015

New data compiled by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) reveals that where a person attends university has a major impact on tuition rates and future student debt. The data show that the average cost of tuition for a four-year degree can range from as high as $25,228 in Ontario to as low as $9,660 in neighbouring Quebec. When explaining the discrepancies, CCCS said that provincial politics play a major role in the costs associated with higher education. The organization said, “part of the reason Quebec’s [student] debt levels are so low is [that] student protests have kept them that way.” Huffington Post | CCCS Report