VIP Student Aid Policy
Nanaimo By-Election on January 30, 2019
Dr. Robin Richardson, Ph.D. announced the Vancouver Island Party’s policy on student aid.
If elected MLA for Nanaimo on January 30, Dr. Richardson will hold the balance of power in the BC Legislature for the next 3 years.
As the Nanaimo VIP MLA, Dr. Richardson will demand that the NDP Government designate Vancouver Island University (VIU) to be a pilot project for the following student aid policies:
For Vancouver Island University (VIU), free tuition for its students with at least 4 years residency in middle and high school in the Regional District of Nanaimo and from families with $90,000 or less family income. The Government of New Brunswick established such a policy in 2016, with a family cut-off of $60,000.
Adult students of any age may also qualify for this student aid benefit with 4 years of VanIsle residency, provided they are from families with $90,000 or less family income.
All student loans will be interest-free provided they are paid off within 10 years.
There would be preferential hiring programs for VIU graduates to stay in Nanaimo to pursue their professions and trades.
We will be conducting campaign kickoff meetings on Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22 and 29. Please mark them in your calendars.
The meetings will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 Mary Ellen Drive, Nanaimo, just north of the Woodgrove Shopping Centre.
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We would also like you to consider making a donation of up to $1,200 to Robin’s campaign.
There are generous tax credits. (Tax Credit Optimization Table)
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