TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Young Liberals are pleased to
see Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals standing up for
Ontario students and putting them first, says Michelle Jonhston
University of Toronto Young Liberals President.
The government's new 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant will make a real,
measurable difference in the affordability of college and university.
In fact, it already is, this semester university and college degree
students are receiving $800 and college diploma and certificate
programs students are receiving $365.
There are groups in Ontario, claiming to represent students, who would
like this grant to apply to students whose family earn over $160,000
per year. However, the tuition grant is meant to assist students from
lower- and middle-income families to ensure that the cost of
postsecondary education stays within their reach. The grant is meant to
help high school students have a smooth transition to postsecondary
education, since 7 out of 10 jobs now will require education beyond
high school. More than 300,000 students are eligible to receive 30% off
tuition this year and 5 out of 6 families could benefit.
"The new 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant is a huge step in the right
direction to making postsecondary education affordable and accessible
for all Ontarians," said University of Toronto Young Liberals President
Michelle Johnston. "We applaud the Premier's continue commitment to
students and call on the NDP and Conservatives to step up and support
students by supporting 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant."
More than 300,000 students are eligible to receive 30% off tuition this
So far, over 60,000 students have applied for the Ontario Tuition Grant.
There are many grants available for Ontario students: http://bit.ly/wQZrPw
The NDP government increased tuition by 50%.
The Conservative government under Mike Harris allowed tuition to
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York University Young Liberals
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