Premier Dalton McGuinty launches the new, 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant at Wilfrid Laurier University today, as shown in this video:

2012 is starting well for students in Ontario, Canada.

The good news is that students in colleges and universities can apply to the new, permanent 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant, starting today.

The Ontario government will give the following monies to eligible full-time students at public colleges or universities in Ontario:

  • an amount pro-rated for one semester, covering the second half of the school year – for this winter semester 2012:
    • $800 to students in university or college degree programs
    • $365 to students in college diploma and certificate programs
  • this September 2012:
    • $1,600 to students in university or college degree programs
    • $730 to students in college diploma and certificate programs
  • More than 300,000 students are eligible to receive the grant this year.
  • Students may receive the new 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant for up to four years of study in an undergraduate program.
  • Students with disabilities may receive the grant for up to six years of study.

The requirements for you to be eligible to receive the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant are as follows:

    • you’re a full-time student at a public college or university in Ontario
    • you’re in a first entry program — that is a program you applied to and entered directly from high school
    • it’s been less than four years since you left high school
    • your parents’ gross income is $160,000 or less
    • you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a protected person
    • you’re an Ontario resident

The grant is calculated to be 30% off the average Ontario tuition so that the amount of the grant will keep pace with any increased future costs.

Please note that the deadline to apply for the term starting January 2012  is MARCH 31, 2012.

For Questions and Answers about the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant, please click here.

Please click here to apply online for 30% Off Ontario Tuition.

If you qualify, you’ll get your cheque in the mail!

Students Apply Now For New 30% Off Ontario Tuition for Canadian Postsecondary Education

Students Apply Now For New 30% Off Ontario Tuition for Canadian Postsecondary Education

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NEWS RELEASE

Apply Now For New 30% Off Ontario Tuition

January 5, 2012

McGuinty Government Making Postsecondary Education More Affordable

Starting today, Ontario students can apply to get 30% off the cost of their tuition.

Premier Dalton McGuinty launched the new, 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant at Wilfrid Laurier University today — meaning that eligible university or college degree students will receive $800 while college diploma and certificate students will receive $365 for this semester.

This September the permanent 30% off tuition grant will apply to the full school year. Students in a university or college degree program will save $1,600, while students in college diploma and certificate programs will save $730.

Because the grant is calculated to be 30% off the average Ontario tuition, the amount of the grant will keep pace with any increased future costs — meaning it will always be 30% off the price of tuition.

More than 300,000 students are eligible to receive the grant this year. Students who already receive OSAP will have their applications submitted automatically.

Helping Ontario students with the price of tuition is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to help keep postsecondary education within the reach of all families while building the best-educated workforce in the world.

QUOTES

“Investing in education is one of the smartest things we can do in an uncertain economy. And this grant means more money in the pockets of Ontario students and their families at a time when they need it most.”

 – Dalton McGuinty
Premier of Ontario

“We’ve been working hard to make a real difference in the cost of tuition for undergraduate students and their families. This grant will apply to this year’s winter term and eligible students will enjoy the lowest tuition costs in the past 10 years.”

 – Glen Murray
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

QUICK FACTS

  • Students must be less than four years out of high school and their parents’ gross income must be $160,000 or less to qualify for the grant.
  • Efficiencies and savings were found to fully offset the costs of the new tuition grant for this year and the majority of the grant on a going forward basis with more to be found from within the Ministry.
  • Students with disabilities may receive the grant for up to six years of study.
  • Ontario has created 200,000 additional postsecondary and apprenticeship spaces and tripled the number of grants available to students since 2003.

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