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Ontario’s new student education costs and you

In Jan. 2019, the Ford government announced changes that would be made to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and unveiled “the Student Choice Initiative” — a policy designed to provide students with the ability to opt out of fees that were once deemed essential ,such as student unions and clubs. The adjustments that have been made to post-secondary education […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Updated: OSAP changes take effect, impacting Laurier students

On Wednesday, June 19, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) released funding estimates for student applicants looking to receive grants and loans for the next school year. Changes were made to the program earlier in the year by the Ford government with uncertainty surrounding how students would be impacted by the projected cuts to the province’s financial aid. Following the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, Local, News ·
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OSAP march in Waterloo shows students supporting each other when finances won’t

On Feb. 4, students, faculty and more gathered on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus quad in the continued attempt to make the provincial government and other students aware of their concerns regarding the changes made to OSAP and tuition cuts. The protest featured speakers, posters, hot chocolate and coffee as people collected to discuss their thoughts and raise awareness about […]

by Aaron Hagey· · News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

CCI pushes for graduated students to stay in Ontario

A new proposal created by the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) has been making waves in the higher education sector, in hopes that students who leave for jobs in countries like the United States will reimburse tax payers for their post-secondary education. Originally reported in June by The Globe and Mail, those pushing for the proposal are high-tech CEOs and […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, News ·
The gruelling process of applying for OSAP

The gruelling process of applying for OSAP

The reason social workers consider poverty and homelessness to be a ‘cycle’ is because when you live in poverty, your entire life becomes about survival. Your next meal and where you will be sleeping become the first things you think about, taking priority over the longer term goals that could eventually get you out of the situation. Applying to a […]

by Mynt Marsellus· · Opinion ·