Brant- Today MPP Dave Levac announced that students in Brant and across Ontario can now apply to get 30 per cent off the cost of their tuition.
To help keep the cost of postsecondary education affordable the government is taking 30% off the average tuition for families — that means up to $800 for undergraduate degree students at Brant’s universities or colleges and $365 for diploma and certificate students at Brant's college this semester.
Students could be eligible, if:
They are a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario
It’s been less than four years since they left high school
They are in a program that they can apply to directly from high school
Their parents’ gross income is $160,000 or less
This September, the permanent 30% off Ontario Tuition grant will apply to the full school year. Students in a university or college degree program will save $1,600, while students in college diploma and certificate programs will save $730.
Helping Ontario students with the price of tuition is part of the government of Ontario's plan to keep postsecondary education within the reach of all families, while building the best-educated workforce in the world. That leads to a stronger economy, and creates good jobs
"The new 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant makes postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for families right here in Brant. This new grant is part of the government of Ontario's commitment to create the best-educated workforce in the world by giving our students every opportunity to succeed. Ontario’s future prosperity depends on it." — MPP Dave Levac, Brant
More than 300,000 undergraduate students are eligible to receive the new grant this year. Students who already receive OSAP will be automatically considered.
Students with disabilities may receive the grant for up to six years of study.
To fully offset the costs of the new tuition grant, efficiencies and savings were found including: the elimination of the Ontario Textbook and Technology Grant, as well as the Ontario Trust for Student Support and the phase-out of the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarships.
Ontario has created 200,000 additional postsecondary and apprenticeship spaces and, by re-instating student access grants, has tripled the number of grants available to students, since 2003.
Find out more and apply for the new 30% Off Ontario Tuition at http://www.ontario.ca/30off
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