More Alberta students seeking financial aid

August 26, 2010

Alberta's advanced education ministry anticipates an increase of up to 18% in the number of students receiving financial assistance from the province this year, on top of the 24% increase last fiscal year, when 46,315 students got a loan. The province expects to distribute $206 million in student loans this year. A ministry spokeswoman says the rise in the number of students receiving loans is not surprising, given that more people tend to enrol in PSE during a recession. Calgary Herald