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Recent changes to student funding seem to have made a difference, as free tuition has never been easier to receive, says the province.

Ontario's Student Assistance Program, or OSAP, underwent a number of changes for the 2017-18 school year, allowing more students to receive funding for college or university.

According to a recent report by Ontario, more than one-third of all full-time college and university students in the province are receiving free tuition due to the recent changes. The province says that roughly 210,000 students are enjoying their studies, free of cost.

Students from families with incomes under $50,000 per year are eligible to have their tuition fully-covered. Applications to OSAP grew by more than 10 per cent in 2017, compared to last year.

“Going to college or university is a wonderful opportunity for young Ontarians,” said Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews. “That’s why this government is committed to making it as easy and affordable as we possibly can for students, so that they can pursue their dreams, fulfill their potential and get the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow,” she added.

The province also cites OSAP's free online textbook program, as well as the improvements to the repayment assistance initiative as reasons why the changes to OSAP have been so successful.

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