No mention of universities in NB budget speech has students concerned

March 29, 2012

For the first time in more than a decade, New Brunswick's budget speech did not mention universities and their students, which the New Brunswick Student Alliance says is concerning as students are starting to look for summer work and plan their finances for the year ahead. The NBSA requests that the government and the PSE ministry present the detailed department budget and all related information before the end of the academic term. The student group also wants to know more about potential student aid programs changes. In early January, department officials told student representatives that a program review was running behind schedule and that the information would be available shortly. The NBSA says the government has released no information to date. NBSA News Release