OSAP

AMS raises nearly $3,000 for Students for Students

In the month of October, AMS services raised nearly $3,000 for Students for Students (SFS), a student-run organization dedicated to raising funds for low-income students in the wake of provincial assistance cuts.Continue...

Students for Students partners with AMS to raise donations for low-income students

As low-income students face the first semester of funding cuts from the Ontario government , a student-run bursary has teamed up with the AMS to provide some relief.Continue...

First Senate meeting of the year addresses enrollment, food insecurity and OSAP

On Oct. 1, Queen’s Senate kicked off its first meeting of the school year with Principal Patrick Deane’s opening remarks.Continue...

OUSA hopes letter-writing campaign will get Ford’s attention

The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) launched a letter-writing campaign on Sept. 9, vying for the attention of Premier Doug Ford and to register students’ displeasure with his government’s recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

Q&A: Ontario Liberal leadership candidates talk student issues

The Journal spoke with four candidates for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party to ask about OSAP, the Student Choice Initiative, advocacy for low-income students, and sexual violence on campus. Here’s what the leadership hopefuls said:Continue...

What I’ve learned paying my own way through a Queen’s education

The first time I told this story, I was in my first year of university. I was sitting on the grass at City Park, just a few blocks away from Queen’s, with my orientation leaders and group. We were playing Two Truths and a Lie, and one of my truths was that I was a 20-year-old first-year student.Continue...

Bursary applications surge after OSAP cuts

By the end of February this year, Queen’s had received more bursary applications from incoming students than it had in the entire admissions cycle the year before. A month earlier, the province announced it would cut $670 million from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).Continue...

Students grapple with cuts to OSAP

Victoria Preston-Walker, Arts ’20, was prepared to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a degree in philosophy and psychology. In the wake of cuts to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), she won’t.Continue...

Following cuts, OSAP estimates plunge

When students logged into their OSAP accounts on Wednesday, their 2019-20 assistance estimates, released yesterday, showed funding decreases of up to 50 per cent from previous years.Continue...

The Student Choice Initiative, explained

When Premier Doug Ford’s government announced the establishment of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Jan.17, questions abounded.Continue...

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