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What government changes?
- Several days ago, the Ontario government announced sweeping policy changes affecting student finance in the province. These changes are set to take effect in fall 2019. In brief, they would:
- Shrink OSAP funding, increasing the debt burden of students receiving aid, and reducing some students’ eligibility for aid in the first place;
- Reduce the number of mandatory non-tuition fees charged to students, allowing them to make more choices about what they pay into, but damaging some of the services and the organizations that shape student life;
- Reduce tuition for most domestic students by 10%, making postsecondary cheaper, but undercutting institutional budgets.