Who are the poorest students of them all?

November 3, 2010

According to a new survey by Studentawards Inc., of the 9 faculties surveyed, students in business, social sciences, and nursing are starting the academic year as the "poorest of them all." For the third consecutive year, all faculties report one year of college or university will cost them between $10,000 and $20,000. Of the 1,500 students surveyed, 76% said they will have to borrow money to fund their education. 31% of respondents said they will turn to parents and other relatives for financial help. 17% of students surveyed said they were unemployed this summer because they could not find a job. Of the 68% who reported being employed, 53% made less than $5,000. Studentawards Inc. News Release