The Manitoba Government announced on Thursday that it will be offering new grants for post-secondary students.
Education Minister Ian Wishart said the government will offer a non-repayable grant of up to $2,000 for lower-income students.
Wishart said $10.5 million will be invested into the Manitoba Bursary in 2017-18, which should benefit 5,800 students.
“This new grant will provide advance, non-repayable financial assistance directly to students who need it most during the course of their studies,” said Wishart. “We are ensuring that post-secondary education in Manitoba is made more accessible through enhanced support for lower-income students, while they are in school.”
Thursday’s announcement comes just days after the spring budget, which included the phasing out of post-secondary tax credits.