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