An RBC/Ipsos Reid Poll found that the majority of post-secondary students (57 per cent) say they plan to work during the school year in order to help pay the bills.
However, 77 per cent believe working part-time during school will impact their grades, while six in 10 expect to graduate with debt and 74 per cent don’t use a budget. Debt after graduation is no longer just a possibility, but a harsh reality for many students.
Some interesting findings include:
• 66 per cent of students feel that worrying about money will have an impact on their grades.
• 59 per cent of students who are already planning to work would consider looking for more hours or another job if money was tight.