Essential supports for at-risk ON college students creating $160M shortfall: Deloitte

October 11, 2017

Providing essential supports and services for at-risk students at Ontario's colleges has created a funding shortfall of over $160M, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report found that colleges in the province spend a combined $206M per year to support at-risk students, while provincial funding for this cause is about $45M annually. The report also found that colleges need to divert funds away from college operations and academic programming to meet the shortfall. “It's imperative that our most vulnerable students have access to supports that help them complete their college programs,” says Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin. “These investments in our students are pivotal to their long-term success.” Colleges Ontario | Report