||Annotation A post-secondary education is one of the most important things one can have in today's society. But it isn't easy, especially when it comes to paying for it. Students today are faced with ever rising costs of tuition, and the decisions made as to how to pay for school can be some of the most important a young person makes. The costs for college or university are prohibitive to some and very intimidating to others. It is critical for students to have a handle on their finances, have a plan to eliminate these fears, and embark on a life of financial freedom. 'The Canadian Student Financial Survival Guide' will show them how to do this. With tuition fees, books, accommodation, transportation, food, clothing, entertainment, and other expenses continually increasing, it is important that students plan their finances and budget appropriately. Without a comprehensive plan in place they face the risk of making short-term decisions with disastrous consequences on their long-term financial health. It can take years to fix damaged credit. This book covers topics such as student loan applications, financing your education, credit card issues, car leasing vs. car buying, accommodation, and many other issues for students faced with their first major financial decisions. The information in this well-researched guide will not only assist students immediately but will also help them to set a solid financial foundation for future planning, spending, and budgeting. Whether they are entering a post-secondary institution or graduate school in the near future or simply asserting their independence.