Students, families “in limbo” after AB delays scholarship applications

August 7, 2019

Students entering post-secondary schools in Alberta this fall have seen their scholarship applications delayed until late fall rather than the beginning of August, reports CBC. The province says that the delay is due to a “major technology upgrade” to the province’s student aid system. CBC reports that the delay has “sent a shockwave to new post-secondary students and their families” who were planning to receive money from the province’s scholarship fund to pay for tuition. About 14,000 students typically receive some money from the scholarship each year, but the 2016-17 school year saw scholarships awarded to 18,765 recipients, which put the scholarship $7.5M over budget. Edmonton Journal | CBC (AB)