Debt is nothing new to the average university student, but it is a common issue both inside and outside of the university world.
Canadian students returning to universities this week are more worried about simply paying for school than receiving good grades.
I went into my first term of university in September of 2011 with over $5,000 in my savings account. This was a pretty healthy sum, I thought. Well, try telling that to my currently draining bank accounts. Am I taking a student loan? Oh, hell no! Was I smart enough to win a scholarship for my
Part-time students will now be treated like their full-time counterparts when it comes to student loans. In December, the federal government announced that people with part-time student loans will no longer accrue interest on their loans until after their studies have been completed, bringing the program in line with the full-time loan program.
Given that most of you reading this are in the process of attaining a post-secondary degree, I am sure you will succeed as individuals. But as much as I would love to wax eloquent about the bright future our generation, on the whole, has ahead of itself, I'm not inclined to lie.
While its title was “Leading the Way on Jobs and Growth,” the Conservatives' March 4 federal budget offered little for students seeking such prosperity in the near future. Although some funding previously cut was restored, it still adresses students as an afterthought.
Employment growth ”” including more support for youth seeking jobs ”” was one of the top priorities in the Conservative government's 2010 budget released on March 4.