Post Tagged with: "student loans"

(Ramisha Farooq/Ryersonian Staff)

Government offers relief from student loan repayment

Students breathed a sigh of relief Monday when the Canadian government announced changes to student loan repayments.   As of Nov. 1, Canadians will not have to repay their Canada Student Loan until they are earning at least $25,000 a year. The federal government is taking steps to alleviate the financial stress students face regarding the repayment of tuition loans. […]

by Selena Singh· · News
Liberals plan to increase student grant funding by 50 per cent

Liberals plan to increase student grant funding by 50 per cent

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised to boost Canada Student Grants for full-time students by 50 per cent to $3,000 a year and $1,800 for part-time students. The announcement was part of his election platform, unveiled Monday.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
For many students, the idea of landing a job is just as stress inducing as not. This is what’s known as a career identity crisis.  (Courtesy of Wikicommons)

University ‘Demagnetizing’ Graduates and Employers

A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Star published a feature addressing the challenges university graduates face when finding jobs. Their report said that 20 per cent of young Torontonians are unemployed. In part, the blame may be put on the less-than-demanding labour market, but liberal university education is also responsible. Universities are more focused on general education rather than […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
The RSU holds up sign about student debt during Magnet launch. (Laura Calabrese?Ryersonian Staff)

RSU crashes event for job portal Magnet Today

Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union interrupts the governments announcement that they will be funding @MagnetToday.

Pan Am Games missing the mark with OSAP offer

The organizers of the Pan Am Games are so desperate for volunteers they’ve resorted to exploiting student debt to recruit for unpaid help. As the cost of the games continues to rise, the committee has decided to fork out  $1.9-million for their volunteer program. Who knew it would cost so much for free help? Speaking of free help, here’s something […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Tyler MacKinnon expects his OSAP loans will be delayed each year. (Hayley Brauer / Ryersonian Staff)

OSAP washes hands of late fee fiasco

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will introduce policies to align tuition payment deadlines with the Ontario Student Assistance Program’s disbursement date in 2014-15 to eliminate late fees. “This (policy) would give more time for students to pay, and better align the deadlines for tuition payment with the OSAP funding release dates,” said Gyula Kovacs, OSAP’s senior media relations […]

by Hayley Brauer· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories