Apply Now For New 30% Off Ontario Tuition
McGuinty Government Making Postsecondary Education More Affordable
Office of the Premier
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.
- 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.
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."
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."