This is an article from Sean Cooper, Pension Analyst, RESP administrator and Income Tax Preparer. Even though tuition fees are high and saving for university is more and more difficult, its still quite possible to graduate debt free.
In a nutshell:1. Consider part-time jobs throughout your degree (with a healthy balance, otherwise your grades will suffer)
2. Summer Work (this is probably where you make most money for the next year)
3. Buying Used Textbooks (no brainer)
4. Eliminating Wasteful Spending
5. Bursaries and Scholarships
6. Living with parents, if possible. (Generally speaking, if you went to York U, Ottawa U, McGill U, etc. makes no difference to your future employer. The education program is government regulated and your degree paper will be of equal value no matter where you've studied.)
At the end of the day - its all about discipline. If you can control your spending, you'll be fine.
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