Student Aid Time-Bomb: The Coming Crisis in Canada’s Financial Aid System
Référence bibliographique 
Junor, Sean et Usher, Alexander. 2006. Student Aid Time-Bomb: The Coming Crisis in Canada’s Financial Aid System. Toronto: Educational Policy Institute.
Intentions : «This paper describes a looming crisis in Canadian student financial assistance.» (p. 5)
Échantillon/Matériau : Les auteurs utilisent des données documentaires diverses.
Type de traitement des données : Essai
This paper «[...] begins by summarizing the known evidence with respect to student financial assistance. [...] The paper then looks at four sets of threats which are currently converging on the student aid system [...]. First, there is the increasing disregard of financial need as a means to distribute aid. New tuition freezes and tax credits are costing governments billions of dollars annually [...] Second, there are the rising costs in the country’s student loan system. Rising loan interest costs and expanded eligibility criteria threaten to increase the underlying loan costs by approximately $450 million. Third, there is the planned death of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. [...] Fourth, while these very serious issues are endangering the health of aid programs designed to help low-income students, Ottawa seems prepared to engage in a round of discussions with provinces with a view to possibly withdrawing from the field of student assistance and handing responsibilities to the provinces. [...] The paper concludes that by 2010 there may be an $800 million hole in the country’s student financial aid system. This $800 million hole is a sort of ticking time bomb. [...] [T]o defuse it [...] governments must stop treating student aid as a cheap forum for buying middle-class votes and once again treat it as a way to help those without means access educational opportunity.» (p. 5) Note that there are many references to the province of Quebec and also the students’ family.
I Love You, Brad, but You Reduce my Student Loan Eligibility: The Perils of Marriage in Canadian Student Assistance Programs
Référence bibliographique 
Usher, Alexander. 2004. I Love You, Brad, but You Reduce my Student Loan Eligibility: The Perils of Marriage in Canadian Student Assistance Programs. Coll. «Canadian Higher Education Report Series». Toronto: Educational Policy Institute, Inc.
Intentions : «This short paper examine[s] the effects of marriage on eligibility for student assistance programs.» (p. iii)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Being married as a student has a number of possible effects on eligibility for student assistance depending on one’s age and the employment status of one’s partner. A few are positive; they result in greater eligibility for assistance. Some are neutral; they result in no change in student assistance eligibility. Among the most common results, however, is vastly decreased eligibility for student assistance. In some cases, the marriage penalty is so extreme that in can legitimately be called a disincentive to marriage. Outside Quebec, outdated student assistance regulations effectively assume that all married students are married to other students. […] Now that the 2004 federal budget has required a revision of contribution requirements to the Canada Student Loans Program, the Government of Canada has an opportunity to improve loan eligibility for married students by copying the Government of Quebec and putting spouses and parents on an equal footing.» (p. iii)