Student Finance 101 Blogs

  • Friday March 7 Service Interruption

    The hosting company for Student Finance 101 has served us advance notice of some major maintenance work later this week.
    You might find our help-site unavailable for roughly 1/2 hour.  
    When : Friday March 7th 2014, between 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm EST.
    How Long : Our hosting company estimates roughly 30 minutes of inaccessibility.

  • Losing Power to the 40+%

    In my previous post, we saw that just a minority of BC voters voted in favour of the political party that switched BC from first to worst in higher education access.

    As detailed there, this was a minority for two reasons. First, the popular vote was split quite closely between two major parties. Second, more than 40% of BC voters stayed home.

  • Duh, governments make a difference.

    Ok I'm going to rant. Just a touch.

    And btw, to get my drift, you should first see BC: Canada's Worst Place for Students.

    In that earlier post, the collapse of BC's higher education access illustrated how our lives can change by which political party gets elected.

    But of course, this vulnerablity is what we live with, no matter where we are. This is not just about BC.

  • BC: Canada's Worst Place for Students

    Have you read any of our recent 'comparing provinces' articles and blogs about post-secondary education in Canada?

    If so, you might already think you know how badly BC scores regarding access and affordability. But it's worse than you think.

    It's so bad that the collapse of education access in BC could be made into a poster as to why students and their families should vote.

  • Great Sale on Ka-ching!


    Well, it's finally published! Our first title: Ka-ching!
    (It's called Ka-ching! because it can save you a lot of money...)
    Since Student Finance 101 is 100% indie, we must raise our operation funds directly.
    We aim to do that by profit-sharing in the sale of some excellent, low-cost student loan survival guides.
    These will save you money and help you get free of student debt faster.

  • Edmonton: Free Workshop!

    UPDATE: The Edmonton event is now over. This remains just for the record.
    Got student debt in Edmonton? Want your student loans to disappear faster, with less stress and cost?
    On Thursday, January 30, come out of the cold for our free lunchtime workshop!
    "Take Control of Your Student Loans" is quite a rare event. In Alberta, it will be given for only one day this year by Jeannine Mitchell, Canada's non-profit expert in student debt management.