This is Kordell's CSG Story
Kordell is the president of the University of New Brunswick Students Union and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is the first person in his family to graduate from university, and he relies on Canada Student Grants to make his post-secondary education a reality.
Kordell came into university with goals of going to law school one day, but faced financial pressures that made him consider alternate paths.
Having already graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Kordell has what it takes to make a difference in today's world.
Kordell relies on Canada Student Grants to help him fund his education, all while working part-time on campus to support himself through his studies.
With the Canada Student Grant maximums set to fall from $3000 to $6000 in July of 2023, Kordell is faced with the reality of putting more debt onto his plate to finish his degree.
Post-graduation planning for Kordell has been tough, with his current debt level pushing financial goals further and further away. Kordell faces challenges with the rising cost of living in New Brunswick and struggles to formulate a solid financial plan for his future.
Kordell is not alone in these struggles, as students across Canada are already facing rising costs and inflationary pressures. The ending of Canada Student Grants puts further pressure on students.
Tell the federal government how decreases in Canada Student Grants are affecting your post-secondary education by clicking this link, today.
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is launching the #HalfYourCSG campaign to emphasize the importance and impact that permanently doubling funding to Canada Student Grants will have on students across the country.
CASA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization representing students at 23 student associations across the country. Through our partnership with the Québec Student Union/Union étudiante du Québec (UEQ), CASA represents 365,000 students across Canada. CASA advocates for accessible, affordable, innovative, and high quality post-secondary education in Canada. For over 25 years, CASA has done so successfully through policy and research development, awareness campaigns, government relations efforts, and partnerships with other stakeholders in the education sector.