Financing Fees: The Inequitable Burden of University Costs

These findings reinforce why OUSA prioritizes the principles of accessibility and affordability in our advocacy efforts. The OPSSS data clearly illustrated how systemic racism, heterosexism, and ableism intersect with economic precarity to disadvantage students with marginalized identities. Moving forward, it is my hope that the Ontario and federal governments look at this evidence, recognize the continued existence of these inequities, and ultimately expand on the targeted student bursaries and programs. These inequities are constructed by society, and with long-term government commitment we can work to deconstruct them.