Insufficient financial support coupled with the rapid increases in tuition costs over the last two decades have created a crisis of student debt in Alberta.
Not only does the current system of student financial aid often provide insufficient funding for students, but the limitation of these programs prevent the most vulnerable students from accessing supports, thus reducing overall accessibility to post-secondary education across the province.
Read our paper to understand the current barriers regarding financial aid, the reality of student debt and borrowers, and an in-depth analysis of student financial aid systems across the country.
Each year, CAUS prepares a budget submission for the Government of Alberta’s consultations. Each priority is carefully drafted while keeping accessibility, affordability, and predictability at the top of mind of students enrolled across Alberta.
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