Student alliance criticizes NB for considering inclusion of private institutions in TAB program

October 12, 2016

The New Brunswick Student Alliance has called upon NB to reject the inclusion of private colleges and universities in its Tuition Access Bursary program. A release issued by the group claims that students attending private institutions in the province already receive an average of 20% more government financial support than students attending public institutions. It further claims that students attending private institutions receive as much as 300% more funding through the New Brunswick Bursary than students at public universities. “It is shocking that the minister would even consider including these institutions in the TAB funding package,” said NBSA Vice-Chair Tina Oh. “The premier has refused to publicly commit to students that he will guarantee the implementation of a sliding scale, yet the government is toying with the idea of masking business subsidies as education policy.” NBSA