Green Party leader commits reinstating Tuition Access Bursary

This morning Green Party leader David Coon announced that a Green government would reinstate the Tuition Access Bursary for students with an income under $60,000.

“I was astounded this week when I discovered that neither the Liberal Party nor the Progressive Conservative party are offering any assistance for students in their election platforms," said Coon. “I have heard the concerns of students and unlike the other parties I am prepared to act.”

Coon also announced that a Green government would

  • Make it easier to qualify for the Free Tuition Program, and student loans, by eliminating the provincial credit checks associated with the loan application.
  • Reinstitute the Timely Completion Benefit so that anyone graduating within five years, would have a maximum of $20,000 in debt.
  • Eliminate interest on provincial student loans.

"Greens take students seriously, and we will work to ensure that our youth can launch into life with a good post-secondary education, without being dragged down by massive debt,” said Coon.

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