Canada Tuition

Nothing Noble About Gouging University Students Banned From U.S.

Bilan Arte | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Living
Bilan Arte

Following Trump's executive order banning travellers from seven "Muslim-majority" countries, Canadian colleges and universities penned statements touting themselves as welcoming, inclusive and open. I for one am holding back my applause. This is an opportunistic marketing ploy to recruit international students as a source of revenue.

The Real Cost Of Raising A Kid And How To Plan For It

Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents

Kids can be really expensive.

Here's Hoping New Canada Child Benefit Will Boost RESPs

Bruce Sellery | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Bruce Sellery

The Canada Child Benefit is a new program aimed at helping families with the cost of raising children today and into the future. This is the week when the cheques (or direct deposits) are set to arrive. I'm optimistic that the money will prompt some families to open up a Registered Education Savings Plan for their kids.

Filing Student Taxes For The First Time Is Simpler Than You Think

Jennifer Gorman | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Business
Jennifer Gorman

Whether you're a student or parent of a student in post-secondary studies, filing a student return for the first time may raise some questions -- but compared to studying for finals, writing research papers or adjusting to living on your own, filing taxes as a student is quite simple.

8 Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money On Your Tax Return

Caroline Battista | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Even after mastering the basics of tax preparation and filing, a lot of filers will often find out new things about their tax returns that end up delivering a few more benefits along the way. I call these tax "aha!" moments.

Education Savings Should Be a Federal Election Priority

Peter Lewis | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Lewis

The cost of tuition can be overwhelming to say the least. For families and students trying keep afloat this year, making tuition payments is already a challenge often managed by multiple loans, jobs and sleepless nights spent studying or trying to make the grade in order to maintain a scholarship.

How to Make the Most of the Universal Child Care Benefit

Peter Lewis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Peter Lewis

Many Canadian families will find they have a bit more money in their pockets this month thanks to the increase in the Universal Child Care Benefit. This will be a pleasant boost to many families' bottom lines! As a dad, I get that there are a myriad of enticing ways to use that money.

Students Need an Education on Their Own Credit Scores

Ashley Redmond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Business
Ashley Redmond

It's time for students to take control of their finances, and the first step in doing that is becoming more knowledgeable. Melissa Jarman, director of student banking at RBC, says there's a lot of work that needs to be done to improve financial knowledge.

Education Costs Just Keep Rising, So Start an RESP for Your Kids Now

Peter Lewis | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Lewis

It's no secret that Canadian students are stressed out financially. Many graduates are taking on a significant level of student debt. Recent numbers from the Canada Student Loans Program reveal that in 2012-2013, 472,000 full-time students and 9,600 part-time students took out $2.6 billion in loans from the federal government. Between 2005 and 2012 alone, Statistics Canada also reported that student debt grew by 24 per cent. All of this reminds us that saving early for university or college should be a top priority for new parents if they want to help set their kids up for the greatest potential success.

Is Anyone Happy With Ontario Tuition Changes?

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - In a move aimed at striking a balance between the needs of students and public post-secondary institutions, the Ontario government announced...

$140,000: Cost Of Sending Your Child To University

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - The cost of a four-year university degree for a child born in 2013 could rise to more than $140,000 due to tuition inflation, a new study s...

A Drop in Rankings Is What McGill Needs

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

The 2013 Times High Education World Reputation Rankings (WRR) were recently released. The WRR measures the best universities in the world based upon t...

Why Politics Must Be Cross-Generational

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

This need for an inter-generational politics is especially relevant in the context of an interesting debate that has been playing out in the Globe and Mail on the topic of youth engagement in politics. It is great to see this debate in a major Canadian newspaper and especially with youth themselves as the protagonists.

Bad News For Students

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report suggests tuition fees are becoming less affordable for many Canadians, forcing an increasing number of students to take on heavy...

Looking Forward .. To A Mountain Of Debt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Most college and university students who take out loans to pay for their studies expect to graduate with more than $20,000 of debt, a new st...

How to Win Votes and Influence Protestors

Rick Lash | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada
Rick Lash

Whether you support them or not, Quebec students are giving us all a valuable lesson in leadership. When Quebec Premier Jean Charest announced relatively small increases in tuition fees, he was speaking from the head. When Quebec students responded by boycotting classes and taking to the streets, they were reacting from the heart.

Quebecois Student Protesters Will Grow Out of It. They Always Do

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Going to university is like hitting the snooze button on life: You do whatever you want whenever you want, and there are no consequences. Same thing goes for these protests: Most of the kids on strike in Quebec demonstrating in the streets, are going to turn out just fine, and become hard-working citizens like you and me.

Profs More Concerned With Class Sizes Than Tuition

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Ontario's professors are concerned about increased class sizes and the declining quality of post-secondary education, but not so much about ...

On The World Stage

CP | Stefani Forster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - What began as a provincial policy spat over tuition hikes in Quebec has transformed, in just over a year, into a movement of broader studen...

Accessible Education: A Societal Choice

Sameer Zuberi | Posted 06.07.2012 | Canada
Sameer Zuberi

At stake is more than a mere tuition increase, but the very concept of accessible education. Do Quebecers want to maintain a proud tradition of accessible education? Or does the province want to limit opportunities so that only some can attend university and secure a promising future?

Will Tuition Hikes Widen Canada’s Wage Gap?

The Huffington Post Canada | Miles Kenyon and Sarah Mateshaytis, with Jane Caulfield | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Miles Kenyon and Sarah Mateshaytis, with Jane Caulfied, students in the School of Journalism at the University of King's ...

Tuition Hikes Way More Than Inflation: Statscan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian undergrads are paying way more than the inflation rate in tuition hikes this year.Statistics Canada reports full-time students paid ...