1. Freeze tuition for all students for two years
2. Work with students to lobby the provincial government
SFU must commit to freeze tuition for the next two years to ease the burden on students. Large recent budget surpluses mean that the resources are there to absorb any inflationary pressures in the next couple years – we just have to put them to work for students instead of chasing after vanity buildings, higher administrative payrolls and fancy endowment chairs. This freeze will allow time for students, organizations, unions, and the administration to work together to lobby the provincial government. Not only do we want the province to take back control of tuition that they previously gave up, we also believe they should be responsible for funding budget shortfalls – not students. While the tuition hike is a problem in the short term, we recognize the chronic under-funding of public education is the root cause.