college

Father and Daughter Looking at Laptop

This blog was written by Peter Lewis.  Peter is the Vice President at Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and was active in securing the Alberta Centennial Education Savings grant  nearly a decade ago. 

With a new government poised to lead Alberta, it’s a good time for the newly elected premier to reflect on what matters most to families.  Is it education, health, financial well being, or all of the above?  Whatever it may be, last night’s election results showed Albertans wanted change.

Students Studying on Campus Grounds

I remember the feeling well. It was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as I drove our daughter in a van loaded with everything she needed for her first year in residence at Carleton University. Have we done everything to prepare her for a university education? Will she be up to the challenge of living away from home for the first time? Did we really remember to pack everything that she will need?

LIttle Boy and Golden Retriever

More Canadians are saving more money for college than ever before. Maybe it has something to do with the increasing cost of tuition or the stories we hear about students with large debt loads that have parents convinced they need to plan ahead and save for their child’s academic career. Newly released data from HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada) shows that roughly 45 per cent of Canadian children had an RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) set up for them by their parents in 2012.

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