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Local colleges crunch numbers after 2019 Ontario budget announced

Local colleges are crunching the numbers trying to figure out the changes to the post-secondary funding formula after the Ford Government tabled its 2019 budget on Thursday.

“I think it’s just good business and we’re up for the challenge,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, the President of Georgian College.

The president is embracing the changes linked to student performances that will tie 60 per cent of a school’s funding by 2024-2025 which has yet to be finalized metrics that will include student skills and job outcomes. The budget also contains a previously announced 10 per cent tuition cut that takes effect this fall.

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