CASA releases recommendations and review of financial aid in Canada

December 10, 2007

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has released a new report, "Modernizing Canada's System of Student Financial Assistance."  The 73-page report considers programs available to students before, during and after PSE.  The paper also includes recommendations on how current programs should be revised, and which new programs are needed.  The recommendations include "increased emphasis on up-front targeted grants, rather than tax credits or savings programs used predominantly by higher-income families."  The paper also calls for a renewal of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, which faces expiry in 2009.