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Updated on Monday, February 9

#20520

OMG: Can we get a real answer from Feds candidates on what they want to do to improve part time student experiences? We pay feds fees every term but can't use many of the services---no discounts on the inter-city bus passes (GRT, Go, etc.), and no bus pass whatsoever. The monthly pass we buy is almost $80/month, or $320 a term. I'm willing to pay to opt in to the bus pass for GRT, but no one seems to have a real answer on what they're going to do about it, or about the fact that feds-fee paying part time students can't access a lot of services that Feds negotiates on our behalf. Thank you

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  1. Your tax receipts say otherwise. Here is the most recent receipt, which covers 4 months for a total cost of $72.23

    http://www.feds.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/57/files//2012/09/Winter-2013.pdf

    Your welcome, with love from your VP Internal Candidate who is not Maaz.

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    1. Oh, my bad, I thought that was for full time students. I hear a few candidates want to address this. Notably not Maaz.

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    2. Hey Jessica, its about time you stop hating on Maaz. Just because no one takes you seriously, doesn't mean you go on bashing another candidate.

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    3. lol at 1. Dealing with GRT isn't even the job of the VP Internal. Nice try Jessica

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    4. Please read the actual post before commenting. I said pretty clearly that I was a part-time student, and as a PT-student we are not eligible. We pay more PER MONTH than full time students do per SEMESTER. I have yet to hear a candidate make this (or other services for feds-fee paying part time students) a point in their platform

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  2. Leave Brittany alone!

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  3. Watcard is the bus pass. Part-time students, don't you get a watcard that says 'Undergraduate student' on it?

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  4. ^ours is distinct from full time students. If it's an older card it's a different color and if it's one of the newer cards it says "part time" on it explicitly---the drivers check

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  5. can't you register as full time, get your watcard, then drop classes before the deadline?

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    1. if you're getting a new/updated watcard, the watcard office makes you wait until after the drop deadline. i imagine a lot of part time students have tried this

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