Athabasca U GSA outlines priorities for next federal budget

August 8, 2012

The Athabasa University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) has released its pre-budget submission for the 2013 federal budget. The AUGSA recommends that Ottawa continue to provide vital tri-council funding, and enact legislature requiring that tri-council funded research be published in an open access format. The association calls for the federal goverment to increase eligibility limits for part-time student loans, especially for graduate students with high financial need. Other student loan recommendations include increasing income thresholds for borrowing under the Canada Student Loans Program, eliminating parental contribution requirements under the program, and eliminating the one-vehicle assessment from the program. AUGSA News | Pre-Budget Submission