Majority of students concerned about meeting university costs, survey finds

March 8, 2010

According to a survey released yesterday, nearly 60% of students reported being very or somewhat concerned with having sufficient funds to pay for their university education. If faced with a $1,000 tuition increase, students were more likely to say they would take out more loans or work more to meet costs. The survey observes that students from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds were more likely to change habits, drop courses, leave PSE, and take on loans if facing cost increases. The report is the first of 3 derived from the "Canadian Student Survey," conducted in the fall term of the 2009-10 school year. CASA News Release | Read the survey