The elected representatives of the UTGSU strongly believe that in order for the timely completion of our degrees, the University must provide appropriate conditions and resources, such as universal graduate financial support.

The UTGSU, along with other members of the Canadian Federation of Students, continues to call upon post-secondary institutions and provincial governments to increase the levels of student funding. Most U of T graduate students receive funding packages that follow the principle of establishing minimum funding levels (tuition fees plus $15,000 annually, indexed to the cost-of-living). The funding package is only for doctoral stream students, meaning all students in professional stream programs and many students in terminal Master’s programs are excluded from guaranteed funding.