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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in News, Post Secondary Education

It’s Complicated: An Interprovincial Comparison of Student Financial Aid

A new study from the CCPA on provincial differences in student financial aid written by GSA member and councilor Jordan MacLaren.

This study compares eligibility for student financial aid by examining the amount of funds (both repayable and non-repayable) that a student would be eligible to receive in each province, based on their income group (low-, middle- and high-income). Individual provinces have also demonstrated priorities such as debt reduction strategies, universal grants, and student independence from parental support, to name a few. The complexity of student aid eligibility in each province and territory is ranked based on the number of steps and outcomes possible for a simple, undergraduate application.

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