Good news and bad news for Ontario students

Tuition will rise, but new grants will stay


Ontario students got good news and bad news from the provincial government today.

First, the good news. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities rejected economist Don Drummond’s recommendation to scrap the tuition grants introduced in January. University and college students will continue to get $1,600 and $730 off respectively next year.

The bad news: tuition will be allowed to rise by five per cent again next year. The Canadian Federation of Students and the College Student Alliance expressed disappointment at the news.

Minister Glen Murray also said that, contrary to reports, “no changes are being contemplated that would require all universities to set standard tuition fees for arts and science programs.”


Good news and bad news for Ontario students

  1. I wish they would scrap it and give us back the tax credits we used to receive. As a mature student, I’m ineligible for their current rebate, but I used to be able to make claims on my income tax.

  2. I wish they would raise tuition, and scrap the credits. I am a student now, and there are far more important financial needs in this province than saving students money.