Student union leader uncertain about bringing new ON tuition framework to PEI

March 10, 2016

A student leader at the University of Prince Edward Island has expressed doubts about whether Ontario’s new free tuition plan for students from low-income households can work for PEI. UPEI Student Union President Dana Kenny highlights the difficulties that governments like Denmark's have allegedly encountered after introducing free tuition for PSE, and suggests that this option might not be a sustainable one for every government. He notes that PEI students have made important gains in 2016 with respect to the provincial student loan program, and adds that a next major step will come in challenging current governments’ assumptions about how much parents will contribute to the cost of their children’s PSE. CBC