When I began compiling this photo series, I wanted to focus on the students who would be affected by the recent announcement of the Ontario Student Grant.
I hoped to engage with students about the issue. The conversations I had with students eventually touched upon their own school costs rather than the merits and downfalls of the government program.
For some, it was the first time they had calculated the total cost of their education. In the end, this project became an examination of the price of post-secondary education. Whether you believe that tuition costs are a necessity or a ‘debt sentence,’ this essay puts a face to the cost of education.
For all of the photos, I asked students to estimate the cost of their degrees and to explain their goals following graduation.