College Students Eligible For Full Tuition Refund

Financial help is on the way for students impacted by the province-wide college strike.

Colleges will be required to establish a dedicated student support fund with net savings from the strike. That money will be allocated to assist students who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the job action.

Students who decide to withdraw from college because of the strike will also receive a full tuition refund. After returning to classes, students will have a two-week window to determine how comfortable they are with a condensed semester and have the option to withdraw and receive the refund.

Full-time domestic and international students will be eligible to receive up to $500 for incremental unexpected costs they incurred such as rent or bus and plane tickets.

In a statement, President of the College Student Alliance says, “we are thankful students finally have a voice after five long weeks of being ignored.”

The province says apprentices can also apply for a full refund of classroom fees if they cannot to complete their in-school training for strike-related reasons.