Revamped NB bursary program receives mixed reviews

April 11, 2019

CBC reports that changes to New Brunswick’s bursary program will secure financial aid for more students, but adds that each student will receive less money as a result. NB's Minister of Postsecondary Education said the change was designed with students in private colleges in mind. Previously, bursaries were only available to students who attended public institutions. New Brunswick Student Alliance Executive Director Emily Blue said that the government should have redistributed the money to secure more funding for low-income students. Blue added that the Alliance was also concerned that the new funding model will indirectly support private institutions that are not necessarily held to the same standards as their publicly-funded counterparts. CBC NB | NBSA (NB)