British Columbia

Many students asking if higher education is worth the debt

Many Canadian students are struggling to pay off their student debt, leaving many potential scholars to ask: is it worth it?

Average Canadian student debt is $19,000

Students choose between education and debt 2:01

Thousands of first-year university students across B.C. are moving into their dorms and residences this weekend.

As average student debt continues to climb across Canada, however, many are left to question if it's worth the investment.

The CBC's Tim Weekes went to the University of British Columbia to get a better sense of why young people continue to pour into post-secondary institutions, and why some aren't.