Ontario offers more support to francophone PSE students

May 22, 2013

The Ontario government recently announced new support to help more francophone students study in French in the field of their choice. Starting in 2013-14, francophone students in Ontario who travel at least 80 kilometres to attend full-time studies in French will qualify for the Ontario Distance Grant, regardless of where they live in the province. The grant will expand opportunities for about 1,000 more francophone students to study in French anywhere in the province. While the Canadian Federation of Students' Ontario chapter is encouraged by the announcement, it says the grant will not offset past cuts to assistance for students wishing to study in French. Last year the government cut the Fellowships for Studying in French in order to offset the costs of the Ontario Tuition Grant. Ontario News Release | CFS-Ontario News Release