Backgrounder: Parental Views on Post-Secondary Education

Backgrounder: Parental Views on Post-Secondary Education

A national survey on the state of families with post-­‐secondary students has revealed some worrying trends. The data shows that while 33% of parents are dipping into their retirement savings in order to help pay for school nearly 40% haven’t saved anything for their child’s education.

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The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) has released the results of a survey by Abacus Data regarding the state of post-­‐secondary education (PSE) families in Canada. The survey provides an overview of parental views on PSE and their concerns as costs associated to PSE continue to increase.

CASA considers student issues to be national issues as more and more Canadian families are facing the financial burden of PSE. CASA supports a post-­‐secondary system that is accessible, affordable, innovative and of the highest quality.