Green Party says province making post secondary education less accessible for low income students
New Brunswick's Green Party says the provincial government is make tougher for students to obtain a post secondary education.
Leader David Coon says he Renewed Tuition Bursary makes post-secondary education less accessible for low income students, while the removal of the Timely Completion Benefit eliminates the only provincial debt relief program available to students, just before graduation.
Coon adds students receiving free tuition under the province's Free Tuition Program haven't been grandfathered in which could result in some students being forced to drop out of school.
He says his caucus colleagues had suggestions on how to improve the programs, but adds they were not consulted.