Every once in a while, I check in on the policy discussion related to my thesis.
As this article shows, the cap and the lack of explanation for the limit on post-secondary funding for Aboriginal students in Canada persists.
The gap between the funding available and the funding needed continues to grow:
According to a release from the Assembly of First Nations, the PSSSP funded about 22,303 students in 2008, using $300 million dollars.
According to the AFN, an additional $424 million was needed: $147 million alone for the students who were funded, another $64 million for 3,213 students who were ready to enrol, $208 million for the backlog of students who were unable to enrol, and $5 million for the 280 students needed to close the post-secondary education gap.
Student loans are not a solution for a program that continues to be underfunded.