Budget 2016 announced an increase to the student grant dispersal by 50% for low-income, middle-income and part-time students. In other words, if your student grant was $2,000/year before this change, it increased to $3,000/year in the 2016-17 academic year! This increase represents an investment of $1.53 billion over five years, the largest investment to the program since 2009. As a result, an estimated 338,000 students will receive more financial support for their studies.
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The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations advocates for better post-secondary education and aims to improve the lives of students. L'Alliance canadienne des associations étudiantes défend les intérêts des étudiant(e)s.