Students Reluctantly Hopeful about $5.5 M Increase in Student Assistance Funding

April 3, 2012

(Halifax) – Student representatives are reluctantly hopeful that a $5.5 M increase in funding to student assistance announced in the provincial budget will dampen the blow of tuition increases on students with the greatest need in the coming year. The budget lacks specific details on where new funding will go, but even if funding is directed to students who need it, all students will continue to pay more for a lower quality of education as the province moves forward with it’s plan to cut nearly $25 million from the university system. More