Some college students opting to drop out and start again

Journal Staff

Lambton College has reshuffled semester dates in an attempt to salvage the school year after a five-week faculty strike.

Lambton is also offering students the option of dropping out of their program and applying for a refund.

A source at the school said up to 15% of students in some programs are asked for the refund.

The province has said student can apply for up to $500 to cover costs such as additional child-care fees, rebooked train and bus tickets, or rent.

Any strike-related support will not count against a student’s OSAP assessment.

A student organized class-action lawsuit is also seeking compensation for lost class time. To learn more, visit http://collegefeesclassaction.com.

Ontario’s college faculty, including 205 full and partial load instructors at Lambton, went on strike Oct. 16.

Lambton students seeking to withdraw from their program and apply for a refund can contact:

Domestic students:

Shaunacy Core

shaunacy.core@lambtoncollege.ca

519-542-7751, ext. 3564

International students:

Mathew Radford

mathew.radford@lambtoncollege.ca

519-542-7751, ext. 3093