It’s Complicated – An Interprovincial Comparison of Student Financial Aid

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.

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