NB Liberals would commit to removing parental, spousal contributions from student loan apps

October 22, 2013

The New Brunswick Liberal Party has announced that it would remove the parental and spousal contribution from the needs assessment of the student loans -- a move that the party says would increase access to PSE in the province. “Not all parents can afford to pay for their children’s way through postsecondary programs, and not all spouses can support their partner’s education programs,” says Liberal Leader Brian Gallant. The NB Student Alliance is praising the Liberal Party for its commitment. “We’re happy to see the Liberals commit to a positive change that represents increased access to financial aid for students in New Brunswick,” says alliance Executive Director Pat Joyce. While the PC Party under Premier David Alward  is currently in power, NB will be heading to the polls next fall for an election that is tentatively scheduled for September 2014. NB Liberal News Release | NBSA News Release