Ottawa instiutions step up to help students affected by federal payroll problems

August 26, 2016

Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are offering to help students struggling to pay their fall tuition due to problems associated with the federal government’s payroll system. Both universities have advised students facing such difficulties to visit their student accounts offices or their departments with a letter from their employer confirming that they have not received payment. “It's really working with the student, understanding on a case-by-case basis what their concerns are, what their issues are, and understanding what Carleton can [do] for them,” says Carleton Registrar Suzanne Blanchard. Algonquin College has also told CBC that it offers financial assistance to students in “exceptional circumstances.” CBC