Despite the many scholarships and bursaries available to John Abbott College students through our Financial Aid Services, there are times when some of our students need a little extra help in overcoming dire financial circumstances. To help students bridge the gap between their finances and educational goals, the Foundation has developed The Student Assistance Fund as an additional source of funding and is currently developing the Alumni Fund.
The Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Fund was created to ensure that every one of our students has equal opportunity to complete their studies and achieve their goals. Our student population is a diverse one, and while some of our students can afford tuition, books, food, transportation, rent and heating bills, many struggle to cope with these basic living expenses. The reasons for this are varied: some of our students are dealing with challenging circumstances at home; some are single parents trying to balance their studies and work while supporting a child; some are recent immigrants without sufficient resources. This fund helps provide a quality education to students who want to better themselves, but just do not have enough money to do so.
Wondering how the funds raised for student assistance are distributed?
School support including textbooks, registration fees, course fees – 55%
The JAC Pantry, the on-campus food bank, and other food support – 23%
Transportation – 12%
Family support – 7%
Emergency support – 3%