Hey, unemployed university grads stressed out by debt. Let's connect some dots...
Dot 1. Little item in the news today (Nov 29, 2011) says:
Germany’s K+S AG, Europe’s largest potash producer, is moving ahead with construction of the $3.2-billion Legacy project in Saskatchewan – the first potash mine to be built in the province in 40 years.
Some of the changes at Student Finance 101 this week may have you rubbing your eyes. And there are further improvements on the way! We'll roll them out over the next few months.
Of course, we have a shoestring budget and we're all volunteers, so without a fairy godmother, our help-site won't look as flash as the sites of big-buck organizations. But we're proud to have so much to offer. Above all, we've got great content and our hearts are in the right place. But with the redesign work going on, we plan to serve you even better!
Study while you work, to chop the costs? Ok, it's not a new concept, but I'm hearing some creative approaches starting up in the US and UK that Canadian universities and trade schools should take a look at.
It's not easy and for most people, it's probably not the right route. But yes, it can be done.
We walk you through Canada's student loan bankruptcy rules in Debt 101's new Q & A on Student Loan Bankruptcy (Basic). In this new feature, well-known bankruptcy trustee Douglas Hoyes explains the law, then looks at real-life cases.
Do we need to saddle young people with student debtloads or is there an alternative?
Well, alternatives are provided in a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Just $170 a family could end undergraduate university tuition fees in Canada, according to the report from the CCPA's Education Project: Under Pressure: The impact of rising tuition fees on Ontario families.