Starting this year, college and university students will spend less time filling out loan and grant applications and standing in back-to-school line-ups. They will also receive their financial support faster.
The province is streamlining student aid by making the application process easier and cutting red tape. This will help students focus more on their studies. Changes to the process this year mean:
Additional changes taking effect this school year will benefit students by:
The McGuinty government’s Open Ontario plan is helping build a highly skilled and educated workforce, giving Ontario the competitive edge in securing a strong economy for the future.
"Our government is committed to making postsecondary education accessible on the basis of ability to learn, not ability to pay. That’s why we continue to invest in student aid and to make it easier for students to get the financial help they need."
– John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
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