Montreal, January 16, 2023
THE QUEBEC ASSOCIATION FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (AQEIPS)
407-7000 Parc Avenue
Montreal (Quebec) H3N 1X1
To be published immediately
ELIMINATION OF INTERESTS ON STUDENT LOANS
AQEIPS would like to express its support for the Trudeau government’s decision to continue the elimination of interests on federal student loans as it was the case during the pandemic. We also applaud the decision to make this a permanent measure. Furthermore, we suggest that interests should be permanently eliminated on provincial loans as well.
Post-secondary students, especially if they are disabled, are a population at high risk of experiencing economic instability and poverty. In these times of uncertainty, with the rising cost of living and high inflation, this measure would be one more step towards a more just and equitable society by favouring post-secondary education and reducing the debt load of Quebec’s population.
The Quebec Association for Equity and Inclusion in Post-Secondary Education (AQEIPS) was created in 1991 by and for students with disabilities (SWD) at the post-secondary level. We organize many activities and collaborate on research projects to support collective advocacy for the SWD of our province. We also manage a yearly scholarships program for SWD.
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