ON’s net tuition bill should increase PSE participation: Jones

June 2, 2017

“Access is the central issue driving higher education policy in Canada,” writes the University of Toronto’s Glen Jones for Times Higher Education. To this end, Jones highlights the results of a recent Statistics Canada study showing increasing rates of PSE participation across the country, particularly for those from low-income families. However, Jones notes regional differences that he contends are due to a number of factors, such as provincial supports for PSE participation. Jones points to Ontario’s introduction of a net tuition bill, which will give applicants the total price of their tuition with all financial aid factored in, as an example of the kind of policy that can encourage many more students to participate in PSE. Times Higher Education