New 30% Off Tuition Grant Makes Post-Secondary Education More Affordable

Students at Fleming College can now apply to the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant that will give them a refund of $365 per term. The new tuition program helps to make post-secondary education more affordable and achievable, not only for Fleming students but for all college and university students across Ontario.

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, Trent University President Steven Franklin and Fleming College President Tony Tilly were on hand this morning at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus for the formal announcement of the launch of the Ontario government’s new 30% Off Tuition grant program. For a video of the event visit  www.facebook.com/flemingcollege or www.youtube.com/flemingcollege

To find out if students are eligible for this grant or to apply, please visit https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/PostsecondaryEducation/Tuition

Fleming President Tony Tilly welcomes the news of the program that will provide financial benefits to students and their families.

“Finances are of significant concern to our students and are often a key barrier to affording post-secondary education,” stated President Tilly. “This program will encourage more students to achieve the credentials and valuable skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive job market.”

President Tilly also commented that the government’s investment in students today will strengthen our workforce across the province in the future.

To be eligible for the tuition grant, Ontario college and university students across Ontario must be a full time student, out of high school less than four years and their parents’ gross income is $160,000 or less.

The Ministry of Ontario Training, Colleges and Universities estimates about half of the students at colleges and universities will be eligible for the program, approximately 300,000 students. It is anticipated that approximately 2,000 to 3,000 at Fleming College students will be eligible for the grant.

Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 60,000 alumni.

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For more information:        
Paula Walton, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or paulaw@flemingc.on.ca