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Students react: federal budget 2016

Photo by Emma Persaud, QNet News

QNet News asked Loyalist students about the recent federal budget and its impact on them. Repayment of student loans was one issue that they connected with. Photo by Emma Persaud, QNet News

By Emma Persaud [1]

BELLEVILLE – The recent federal budget has students at Loyalist College [2] talking, mainly because of changes that will affect their tuition and student loans.

The changes take effect as of September 2016. Here’s a look at what they are:

Students and the 2016 federal budget infographic

At Loyalist College alone, over 1,950 students received money from the federal government [3] for the 2015-16 school year, via Ottawa’s contribution to Ontario Student Assistance Program [4] loans and assistance from the Canada Student Loans [5] program. QNet News asked some of those students to share what they think of the changes announced when the budget was presented March 22.

What do you think of the budget’s impact on students? Share your thoughts on Twitter: @PersaudEmma [9]