This report looks at the impact of non-repayable financial assistance on the cost of tuition to students using data from a major collaborative study between Ontario universities and the Ministry of ...

What students really pay: Net tuition at Ontario universities

Published: September 8, 2016

This report looks at the impact of non-repayable financial assistance on the cost of tuition to students using data from a major collaborative study between Ontario universities and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). The study found that a large majority of students do not pay the full sticker price, and that even students who received no OSAP at all (including no Ontario Tuition Grant) pay less than the sticker price.

"Students with the highest level of financial need, who are eligible for maximum support from OSAP, on average, receive grants from OSAP and universities that cover more than the cost of their tuition." — MAESD and Ontario's Universities study

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