ON invests $1.3B into stabilizing postsecondary sector

The Government of Ontario has announced new funds and policy plans in an effort to help stabilize the postsecondary sector. The province is investing nearly $1.3B, which will be distributed through a variety of funds, including a new $903M Postsecondary Education Sustainability Fund. ON will extend the tuition fee freeze for at least three more years and will introduce legislation related to mental health, safe and inclusive campuses, and fee transparency. Private colleges will face strengthened oversights. Several career-related changes have also been implemented: The province also plans to allow colleges to offer applied master’s degrees to prepare students for jobs and will launch a career portal that will help students make informed decisions about postsecondary education.

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