The Vice President of Operations and Finance with the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union is worried about the affect of tuition increases on many undergraduates.
Deena Kapacila said fellow students are asking her how they can cope with the average hike of close to five percent.
She said some are working two jobs and cutting expenses and still can’t make ends meet.
Kapacila pointed out the added financial pressure can also be a major cause in falling marks.
She is happy University officials are consulting students about tuition and the institution awards bursaries and scholarships to those with outstanding marks.
However, Kapacila is worried about students who are stretched to the limit knowing there is no guarantee of a job after graduation.