Share your story: What would you do if you were debt-free?

Ontario has the highest average tuition fees in the country. Student debt is making it hard for young people to have the same quality of life as their parents and grandparents. It’s holding a whole generation back from achieving big life milestones like buying a house or starting a family. Even the little things, like grabbing coffee with friends or going to the movies,  are harder to afford when young people are burdened by high student debt. We need action.

Share your story now and join our campaign to immediately remove interest from Ontario student loans. This is an essential first step to ending student debt in our province. Add your voice now!

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Nicole, 26

Education is a privilege, and I am grateful to have pursued post-secondary. I was the first in my family to attend University and did so without the ability for my...

Chelsey, 24

I decided to wait upon graduating high school to make sure that a therapy related career was what I was meant to pursue. I ended up in a private college...

Stephanie, 35

Student loans feel like a crushing, never ending debt. While appreciated the help I was naive to think I would find a job that pays a living wage. Living cheque...

Devon, 28

OSAP has been a nightmare. I am 6 years behind my peers, struggling to pay for part time studies while still being able to buy groceries and pay rent. Most...

Jennifer, 27

I grew up in a family that suffers from colonial and intergenerational violence, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty. Since I was a small child I knew I wanted to...

Christine, 33

I'm disabled and chronically ill, and because of that it took 9.5 years to finish my degree. I racked up over $40,000 in debt. I couldn't get a job after...

Rob Borghese, 25

I was finalizing my loan details when I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma. Luckily I was not locked in yet, so I did not have to deal with a loan...

Emily 23

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts Management degree, I had high hopes for my future. After 5 years of post-secondary education, I'm struggling to find a full-time job...

YURIY 28

I have completed my undergraduate Commerce Program from UofT (paid deregulated fees as a domestic student) and MBA from McMaster in 2015. Received no assistance from my parents b/c they...

Marian 36

Student loan has made my life miserable; I do not see the need to plan for anything economically meaningful because I have no hope of being able to execute them...

Alicia Lopes

Try coming out of university with 43,000 in debt because you had to take full OSAP for five years of education, this was obviously before the whole grant situation was...

Kaytlynn, 24

I attended Brock University for a 4-year Bachelor's Degree. During my time at university, I was also dealing with my on-going deteriorating mental health status as I have severe anxiety...

NM 22

I went into the healthcare field as a PSW. It took me 2 years to find a job. Through that time I couldn't pay my student loan and could only...

Holly 25

I worked during school and moved home half way through not only to try to save money but limit the amount of money I accumulated for my debt. While going...

Nicole 24

I am approaching 25 and living at home trying to pay off my student debt as well as paying everyday living expenses, I work alot to try and get ahead...

N. S., 30

I am in the process of finishing my fourth degree with an accumulated OSAP debt of $70k, and thats not counting the interest. Finding a permanent and well-paying job is...

Natasha

Now a mother of three, I have over $30k in student loan debt. I have two diplomas collecting dust and have been struggling for several years to find a career...

Jared, 27

I have spent the last 8 years in school fully supported by OSAP. I tried to work while in school but couldn't balance the workload and my parents have just...

Amanda, 24

Life has its up and downs. With student debt you seem to be presented with more downs than ups. No matter how far I get ahead, my debt knocks me...

Laura 66

I've been paying a student loan since 2008 and it's still only half paid. Now I'm retired and can't work in my chosen field even if I wanted to. I'm...