NS to boost student loans for Dal nursing students

November 10, 2021
The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will be increasing student loans for nursing students after a CBC article found that the current loans were not enough to cover housing and food. CBC reports that the gap was only an issue for nursing students at Dalhousie University because their studies are considered intensive. NS will be reassessing 250 students and issuing them up to $3.3K in additional funds. “The ability to have student loans assessed for the correct number of weeks will help ease our stress around tuition, food and rent,” said the Dalhousie University Nursing Society’s co-president Anika Daclan. “Moreover, it will allow for us to concentrate on finishing our studies and giving back to our community through service.” CBC (NS)