ON university student funding approaches 50-year low, says OCUFA

February 2, 2016

Ontario is “on the precipice of undoing half a century of accomplishments” in increasing access to university, according to the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. According to the organization’s analysis, per-student funding from the government is “approaching a 50-year low,” the lowest point “since the government began building capacity and expanding access in the sixties.” “Unless the provincial government decides to reverse these trends now, and invest more money than it has proposed to date,” they conclude, “the quality of Ontario universities will fall further behind and even more costs will be shifted onto students and their families.” OCUFA