Funding increased for higher education in NB

April 19, 2012

The budget for New Brunswick's Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour for 2012-13 totals more than $588.3 million, up nearly 2% from the previous fiscal year. New measures targeted to PSE include an extra $4 million to support public universities and the addition of 10 seats at the New Brunswick Dalhousie medical school. The department is adding $1 million to the low-income family bursary, as well as increasing to $100 per week the amount a student may earn at work without affecting their student loan. The department will invest $5 million over 5 years to create integrated, highly collaborative, student-centred learning environments at New Brunswick Community College's Miramichi campus. A $1-million investment will fund 231 additional seats at NBCC, the Coll├Ęge communautaire du Noveau-Brunswick, and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. NB News Release