Yesterday, on January 17th 2019 at 11:00am, the provincial government announced proposed changes related to the affordability of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario.
The proposed changes are planned for the 2019/2020 academic year and impact the areas of tuition, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), and ancillary fees.
For more information on the announcement, read the official release: “Affordability of Post-Secondary Education in Ontario”. Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2019/01/affordability-of-postsecondary-education-in-ontario.html
There remain many questions still to be asked and answered to fully understand the implications of the proposed changes. The AMS is currently working with several of our stakeholders and partners, including Queen’s Government Relations and at the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, to better understand what this means for our students. More updates will follow in the coming days.
Please direct all media inquiries to Rachael Heleniak, AMS Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 533-6000 x 75850
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