TORONTO, November 28, 2013 – Please be advised that the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) has launched the first half of a series of videos that aim to address student concerns regarding student financial assistance in Ontario.

Today’s launch includes videos from students at Brock University, McMaster University, and Queen’s University regarding student knowledge of, and experience with, government financial assistance. These videos address a variety of financial aid concerns, including the fairness of current expected parental contributions in the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligibility assessment, the complexity of the OSAP application process, and financial aid literacy among undergraduates. A summary of many of these concerns is available in infographic form here.

To view the video from the Brock University Student’s Union (BUSU), click here.
To view the video from the McMaster Students Union (MSU), click here.
To view the video from the Alma Mater Society (AMS) of Queen’s University, click here.

Students will continue their advocacy work on student financial assistance next week at Queen’s Park during OUSA’s annual Student Advocacy Conference. From December 3-6, 2013, student leaders representing over 140,000 professional and undergraduate students will meet with MPPs and members of Cabinet to discuss the issues affecting students in the province, including proposed improvements to Ontario’s financial assistance programs.

To learn more about OUSA’s recommendations for improving student financial assistance, check out OUSA’s Student Financial Assistance policy paper in the link below.

For OUSA’s Student Financial Assistance policy paper (full), click here.

About the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

OUSA represents the interests of over 140,000 professional and undergraduate, full- and part-time university students at eight member associations across Ontario.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brandon Sloan, Director of Communications.

T: (416) 605-1345
E: [email protected]
Twitter: @OUSA

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