NSCC welcomes Province’s addition of College to Student Loan Forgiveness Program
February 27, 2020 – Media ReleaseHalifax, NS - The addition of eligible Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) graduates to the Province’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program is welcome news, says NSCC VP Academic Anna Burke.
The 2020-21 Nova Scotia budget, tabled on February 25, includes additional funding so that graduates from NSCC are included, along with provincial university graduates.
Burke adds, "We know that one of the biggest hurdles for any student in obtaining a post-secondary education is cost. The inclusion of College grads into the government’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program will go a long way to reducing the financial burden for those eligible for this financial support."
NSCC has an access mandate in its work to support student success and this is another resource to encourage those wanting to further their education to find support they need. It also will encourage more of our graduates to stay, here at home, and help build their communities post-graduation.
The College offers additional supports to assist students with their education – including scholarships and bursaries. Details can be found here.
About NSCCNSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 130 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 88% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.
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Danielle MacDougall, Communications Advisor, NSCC
Niki Toomey, Communications Advisor, NSCC