University students more than repay tuition costs through taxes after graduation

Our new study released today shows that BC university graduates fully repay the cost of their tuition through taxes after graduation. University graduates in most cases earn more than those without degrees, and therefore pay more taxes. If post-graduation taxes were considered as tuition payment, upfront tuition fees could be reduced in order to remove barriers to post-secondary education — particularly since more and more jobs require university degrees.

Read Paid in Full: Who Pays for University Education in BC? and listen for interviews with author Iglika Ivanova today on CFAX at 12:30 PM and CKNW at 1:45 PM (Pacific Time).