“I started off this heartbroken little kid in a rundown house, and 10 years later I’m at Queen’s discovering my passion.”
Right now 36.3% of all Queen’s students receive financial aid, and 22% of all Queen’s students qualified for a needs-based bursary. More often than not, though, this financial aid leaves important expenses uncovered.
A $5,000 grant, scholarship, or bursary, for example, can make a world of difference to a student from a middle-income home, but it is rarely enough to meet the needs of lower-income students. As a result, students from low-income families must either take on jobs or loans to cover the difference or forego a Queen’s education in favour of an option closer to home.
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“ I don’t come from a lot of money, and I didn’t have any real savings when I was leaving my hockey career. Financial aid let me focus on things that were more important. ”