CASA outlines priorities for next federal budget

September 14, 2012

In its pre-budget submission to the federal government, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations recommends that Ottawa increase funds distributed by the Canada Student Grants Program by 25% per qualified student. Other recommendations include expanding opportunities for fast-track permanent residency for international students, exempting in-study income from federal student loan assessment of borrower assets, and removing the 2% funding cap on the Post-Secondary Student Support Program for Aboriginal students and ensuring that the program is adequately funded. CASA also calls on the government to enact legislation requiring the tri-councils to ensure that all findings produced with publicly-funded research are made available in an open-access format. CASA Pre-Budget Submission