Financial-aid requests up 20% at UoGuelph

August 24, 2009

Like other universities in Ontario, the University of Guelph is reporting a spike in the number of students applying for financial assistance. The university estimates the number of such requests has jumped 20% over last year. UoGuelph has set aside about $6 million -- slightly more money than last year -- for students needing assistance paying for their education. A spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities says applications to the Ontario Student Assistance Program are up 15% this year. Guelph Mercury