NB students criticize time clause of debt relief program

June 9, 2009

Many PSE students in New Brunswick are upset with the provincial government's timely completion clause for its debt relief program. Loans exceeding $26,000 will be forgiven, but students must finish their degree in 4 years in order to qualify. Students have up to 7 months to provide documentation demonstrating exceptional circumstances. The president of the New Brunswick Student Alliance say the clause should be scrapped, noting that it doesn't take into account students who switch majors, fall ill, or have major commitments that force them to take another year. Daily Gleaner