It‘s Complicated

An Interprovincial Comparison of Student Financial Aid
July 17, 2014
2.01 MB50 pages

This study compares eligibility for student financial aid by examining the amount of funds (both repayable and non-repayable) that a student would be eligible to receive in each province, based on their income group (low-, middle- and high-income). Individual provinces have also demonstrated priorities such as debt reduction strategies, universal grants, and student independence from parental support, to name a few. The complexity of student aid eligibility in each province and territory is ranked based on the number of steps and outcomes possible for a simple, undergraduate application.