2% funding cap on funding is almost 20 years old!

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.

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/fsin+wants+more+funds+post+secondary+students/11396232/story.html

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.

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