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Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

What students owe when they leave school affects not only them, but also the economy, according to the Canadian Federation of Students.

Ryerson ranks second on sugar baby website

Ryerson ranks second on sugar baby website

Ryerson University currently has the highest total number of student sugar baby signups in 2017 so far.

Money in Hands. (Courtesy of 401(K) 2012 via Flickr Creative Commons)

UPDATED: The pit of student debt continues to widen

In a recent report released by Ryerson’s Board of Governors, a 2015 study found that 57 per cent of Ryerson students graduated with debt.

by Alexandria Pankratz· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson tuition fees one of the lowest in Ontario

Ryerson tuition fees one of the lowest in Ontario

Ryerson has one of the lowest overall tuition fees in Ontario, after factoring in ancillary and student union fees.

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · News, On Campus
Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Gayle McFadden isn’t a student anymore, yet spends three of five work days on Ontario campuses. She’s the national representative at the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O). She’s talking to students to figure out who’s left out of the Ontario Student Grant, which rolled out in the fall. When the grant was announced, the government said students from families […]

by Madonna Dennis· · News, On Campus, students
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

The fight for free education continues

The fight for free education continues

Post-secondary students across Canada plan to rally today for the National Day of Action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) ongoing “Fight the Fees” campaign. But the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) will be keeping a low profile during the event. The student day of action for free education is meant to mobilize university and college students to […]

by Megan Stephens· · News
Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Mount Debtverest was erected on Gould Street this week, drawing attention to the towering rise in tuition costs. Ryerson students were invited to climb the nearly 8-metre wall, given the moniker “Mount Debtverest,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The wall represented the potential debt students take on by pursuing a post-secondary education — and the challenges they face […]

by Olivia Chandler· · News, On Campus, Politics, students, Top stories
Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

CFS impact on students outlined in new RSU report

A report released by the Ryerson Students’ Union on Sept. 4 has raised questions about the student government’s relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The report was produced due to a motion filed by a student last April at the RSU’s annual general meeting. It’s the first time the student union has formally evaluated its relationship with the CFS […]

by David Greenberg· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
Justin Trudeau announced the federal budget on March 22, which promised significant funding increased for students and youth employment initiatives

Trudeau budget announces massive increase in tuition grant funding

  By Sidney O’Reilly The Canadian government has made a major pledge to Canadian students and youth — $1.53 billion over the next five years and $329 million each year thereafter in grants for students. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed through on many of his electoral promises to students in The Liberal government’s first budget was unveiled March 22.  Despite the deficit […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, Off Campus, Politics
Ryerson's Access Copyright license expired on Dec. 31, 2015. (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff)

Small tuition drop could mean costlier course readers

The expiry of Ryerson’s copyright license means students will save $26 each on their tuition but it also means they could pay more for their course readings. Changes to Canadian copyright law in 2012 allow materials to be printed for educational purposes. This is called fair dealing. Prior to this, universities sought copyright licenses from a company called Access Copyright, […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News
Students at the RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Liberals announce free tuition for students from low-income families

The Ontario government has pledge to overhaul the Ontario Tuition Grant program to cover the average cost of tuition fees from students from low-income families.

by Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi· · News, Top stories
(Maham Shakeel/Ryersonian Staff) (Courtesy DMZ)

Protesters address rising tuition and hospital cuts

Government cuts to social programs and public services brought protesters to the front steps of Queen’s Park on Monday afternoon.

by Olivia McLeod· · News
Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

Reignite Ryerson, RSU discuss lowering tuition fees

At its first public meeting, Reignite Ryerson said it’s not an anti-RSU group, and will work with the student union to fight rising tuition fees. The comments came at a Nov. 26 meeting attended by RSU vice-president education Cormac McGee and several members from the RSU’s board of directors. Around 20 students also attended. Reignite member Vajdaan Tanveer said, “If we didn’t […]

by Latifa Abdin· · News, On Campus, students
Dalton McGuinty talks with Ryerson students Nov. 27, 2015. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

“Do what’s right,”: Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty discusses leadership with Ryerson students

Dalton McGuinty talked to students about leadership Nov. 25, 2015 and promoted his new book.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
In this March 2015 file photo, Ryerson Students' Union vice-president of education Jesse Root talks at a meeting in the student centre. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson needs to be more transparent about their budget

Ryerson university says it is currently looking in detail at the conclusions and recommendations of the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) alternative budget. But judging from Sheldon Levy’s reaction and the university’s released statement, it should be pretty clear how unlikely it is that the RSU will win over the finance committee. The RSU says there is an annual $14-million surplus […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Top stories
In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, protesters set up camp outside Jorgensen Hall calling for the university to freeze tuition fees. (Marija Petrovic / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Students’ Union releases alternative budget in hopes of freezing tuition fees

By Kevin Alfaro and Daksha Rangan The Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) alternative budget came out on Tuesday, but their report left more questions than answers. The report found that on average, Ryerson has been running a structural surplus of $14 million over the past five years. It says that based on that number, the school could give each student a […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The members of tent city may have packed up their tents but they're not giving up (Dillon Li / Ryersonian Staff)

Tents taken down, but fight for tuition freeze continues: RSU

Chants, boos and jeers erupted in the hallway; posters were torn apart, name-calling ensued and the original purpose of attending the meeting – to engage the board of governors about tuition hikes – was lost. Two rival student movements — Freeze the Fees and Rise for Ryerson — clashed in a heated confrontation outside the board of governors meeting last week. The […]

by Dillon Li· · Features, News, On Campus
Report calls for Ryerson administration to lower tuition

Report calls for Ryerson administration to lower tuition

A new report released by the Task Force on Graduate Education calls on Ryerson’s           administration to introduce a scholarship to bridge the gap between domestic and international student’s tuition. The 13-paged report titled, “Recommendations of the Task Force on Graduate Education Administration and Delivery,” was submitted this fall and overseen by Ryerson’s provost and vice-president academic Mohamed […]

by Beza Getachew· · degrees, education, News, On Campus, students
Student groups clash over fee hikes

Student groups clash over fee hikes

Two Ryerson student groups clashed in a loud shouting match at the board of governors meeting Monday night in a confrontation over tuition fees. Interruptions from protesters dominated the meeting in Jorgenson Hall, where Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) supporters continued their Freeze the Fees campaign. They were countered by a newly formed student movement called Rise for Ryerson, which is […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus
Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

Don’t ‘Freeze your Future’

A second students’ movement has joined the Ryerson political scene, offering support for Ryerson’s administration in the midst of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Freeze the Fees campaign. The movement drew a crowd that rallied in support of the university’s administration at Monday night’s board of governors meeting, where university representatives gather each month to discuss, among other things, budgets. […]

by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
The Lowdown: Occupy Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Lowdown: Occupy Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Lowdown is a current affairs audio series hosted by Katherine DeClerq and Michelle LePage. Each week, they break down a big issue to explain why it’s important to students and youth. This week they look at activism on university campuses and what you should know before you head to Queen’s Park with a picket sign. Winnie Ng, the CAW-Sam […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News
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.

The Lowdown: Vicious Cycle of Ahh

The Lowdown: Vicious Cycle of Ahh

The Lowdown is a current affairs audio series hosted by Katherine DeClerq and Michelle LePage. Each week, they break down a big issue to explain why it’s important to students and youth. This week they look at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ report on tuition. According to the report, undergraduate tuition in Ontario could be as high as $9,000 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News
Students should expect to pay higher tutition over the next three years. This will be particularly difficult for students in Ontario universities, who already pay more than the Canadian average. (Katherine DeClerq)

At a glance: tuition on the rise

Students should expect to pay higher tuition over the next three years. This will be particularly difficult for students in Ontario universities, who already pay more than the Canadian average.   This story was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on Sept. 17, 2014.

by Katherine Elizabeth DeClerq· · News
Student fees: an ancillary breakdown

Student fees: an ancillary breakdown

The invoices have arrived, and over the next month, Ryerson students will be shelling out thousands of dollars to pay for their university experience. But, what are we really paying for? In addition to tuition, every student is asked to pay ancillary fees to support various activities and groups on campus. Below is a breakdown of these fees for both […]

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories
There will be no financial penalty - $70 deferral fee - next year for students who choose not to pay full tuition at the beginning of the academic year. (Matt Oxman / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson scraps $70 tuition deferral fee

Ryerson’s students will no longer have to pay tuition deferral fees starting in the fall 2014 semester, an announcement that the Ryerson registrar hopes will increase student participation during winter course intentions. There will be no financial penalty next year for students who choose not to pay full tuition at the beginning of the academic year. In the past, students […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Canadian students struggle to file taxes, say tax pros

Canadian students struggle to file taxes, say tax pros

Filing taxes can be an overwhelming and confusing task. This is why more than three in four Canadian students admit to not filing, according to the Canadian Students and Taxes 2014 report released by H&R Block. Somewhere along the line, the education system has failed them by not teaching a primer course in personal finance according to 63 per cent of […]

by Christina Ciddio· · News, On Campus
Starting next September, students will not be charged deferral fee, late-payment fees or interest rates. (Arti Panday/Ryersonian staff)

End of OSAP late fees comes too late for some

The Ontario government took a step toward easing student debt in a decision last month to scrap late-payment fees and accumulated interest for college and university students. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students no longer have to pay a deferral fee, late-payment fees or interest rates while they wait for their loans. But the decision comes too late for […]

by Leena Latafat· · News, On Campus
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

Hey Ryerson: where’s our OSAP funding?

For the second consecutive year, four words have been sending Ryerson students into anxious fits. “School must confirm enrolment.” Those are the words that appear on one’s personal Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) homepage when they have filed all their required paperwork, but still require confirmation from a post-secondary school that they are, in fact, a student. And for the […]

by Josh Kolm· · Editorial, Opinion

Angry Man On Campus: OSAP funding delay

by Josh Kolm· · Opinion

Report: Tuition still on the rise

In less than the time it takes to finish a four-year degree, tuition will increase by 13 per cent, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rising tuition is nothing new, but the steep increase means annual average fees will move from $6,610 to an estimated $7,437 by fall 2016. “As funding for post-secondary […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus
Editorial Cartoon: September 18, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: September 18, 2013

By Mitchell Cohen and Josh Kolm  

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion

Students seek part-time jobs to pay for school and socializing

The Career Development and Employment Centre hosted a part-time job fair on campus Tuesday. Our reporter Kim Brown visited the fair to ask students their reasons for seeking part-time work. Reporter: Kim Brown Shooter: Anam Latif

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus, Videos
Toronto Labour Council asks for an increase in minimum wage

Toronto Labour Council asks for an increase in minimum wage

Ontario students may find their part-time paycheques a little more satisfying if the Toronto & York Labour Council succeeds in boosting minimum wage above the current meagre rate of $10.25 per hour. The council, which represents just under 200,000 workers in the region, called for the provincial minimum wage to be raised to $14 per hour last week at the […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · News, Off Campus