For a third year, the Ontario government will be extending its post-secondary tuition freeze to support students. The government made the announcement in a news release and it said the tuition freeze implemented in the 2019-20 school year will continue to the 2022-2023 academic term. The government said when they placed a 10 per cent reduction in tuition for 2019, students saved roughly $450 million annually.
The Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop said “our government recognizes that students and their families make huge sacrifices to attend college and university, so our government will continue to look for ways to reduce financial barriers for learners, … By freezing tuition for another year, we are saying yes to ensuring that students have access to affordable, high-quality postsecondary education, and reducing the financial strain on families who have already faced so many challenges throughout the pandemic.”
The province also eliminated free tuition for low-income students through the Ontario Student Assistance Plan. Students with a family income of $50,000 and below will receive a mix of grants and loans that will need to be repaid to the government.
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