MEDIA​ ​ADVISORY

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Student​ ​Debt​ ​is​ ​Haunting​ ​Nova​ ​Scotia​ ​Students

HALIFAX—Students at Mount Saint Vincent University are calling attention to the student debt crisis in Nova Scotia this Halloween by taking action on their campus. Students will be dressed up as their worst nightmare; student debt and taking photos with students and their crushing debt load. Students will be handing out candy and information about how to fight back against skyrocketing fees.

What:​ ​ ​Halloween​ ​Student​ ​Debt​ ​Action

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Where:​ ​ ​MSVU​ ​McCain​ ​Building​ ​Lobby

Nova Scotia has the second highest fees in the country and are currently the fastest rising. Students are graduating with an average of $39,600 in debt, which means students are struggling to start businesses, buy homes and start families.

The Canadian Federation of Students is the oldest and largest national student organization in Canada, representing over 650,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students across the country.

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For more information: Sarah Trower, Organiser, CFS-NS, (902) 802-0055