Right now, being a student in Ontario isn't easy, especially if you have to take out student loans through OSAP. For Ayesha Khurram, though, things got a little easier when Taylor Swift paid her tuition after seeing the Canadian's post on Tumblr.\nOf course, most students in Ontario aren't so lucky to have one of the biggest stars in the music industry pay their way. In fact, student debt is at its worst in the province, causing more and more students to declare bankruptcy.\nSo yes, it's really nice that Taylor Swift told Ayesha, "Get your learn on, girl!" But that doesn't mean that the singer will be offering the same kind of assistance to everyone who is struggling to finish their studies and keep their heads above water.\nThat may be why OSAP is trending on Twitter today, Aug. 14. It seems that while the story itself is a heartwarming moment of a celebrity reaching out to help a fan, it's also reminding people that, hey, maybe this shouldn't be the solution to a widespread problem.\nI'm thankful that Taylor Swift was able to help this student with her tuition, but if OSAP was working properly this wouldn't be necessary. Not everyone is as lucky as Ayesha. https://t.co/9PCHRwA85n— O$AP Rocky (@samdotm) August 14, 2019\n@taylorswift13 is such a wonderful person! 💎 ⭐️ Thanks for helping a young girl chase her dreams. OSAP #cutshurtkids @maritstiles @etfopresident these stories need highlighting. They need to be solved at the root cause. Not just for one Ayesha but for all of them. @vankayak https://t.co/j8w8B8wYqw— Faizan Jamal (@fizzyjam) August 14, 2019\nMany of the tweets in response to this story pointed to Doug Ford's PC party and their cuts to OSAP funding as the root of the problem.\nTaylor Swift > Doug Ford.She’s awesome, but lost in the feel good story is *why* an Ontario student couldn’t afford tuition.Ford’s cuts to OSAP meant this Swiftie couldn’t pay her whole tuition under the new funding structure. 🤦♂️#onpoli #cdnpolihttps://t.co/9uTUBHwhUB— Stephen Punwasi (@StephenPunwasi) August 13, 2019\n@fordnation people are getting help from celebrities with their tuition because of your government’s cuts to funding!— Michelle Davies (@milydav) August 14, 2019\nAlthough I'm happy for my namesake, Canadians shouldn't have to tweet at pop stars to pay for post-secondary. These are the faces of #FordCuts. The Federal Government increased grants through Canada Student Loans while Doug Ford cut OSAP. Something to remember this October. https://t.co/7TeV3jNz5A— Ayesha Chughtai (@eshaa_k) August 14, 2019\nHey @OntarioPCParty - good strategy to get pop stars to pay tuition that you yanked away with your defunding of OSAP.— Eric Samuel (@cuttingejs) August 14, 2019\nWonderful for this student. Too bad most students won’t have a celebrity step up to help. Not that celebrities should have to do this, the Ford govt needs to step up and reverse the OSAP cuts. I have 4 kids, and I always thought OSAP Would be there to assist them. Guess not. https://t.co/h22x0S7BEj— Brent Freeman (@BFreeCorn78) August 14, 2019\nOne Twitter user pointed out a few details that were left out from the article, ones that would have better pointed out the shortcomings of Ontario's student loan system.\nThe article doesn’t give the relevant details: how much was she offered by OSAP, how much had it declined, was there a grant portion.— DavidTrembley (@sportinglife_) August 14, 2019\nOther tweets were ambivalent, pointing out both the sincerity and generosity of Swift's gesture while also highlighting the inherent problems with OSAP.\nThank you @taylorswift13! If only our provincial government didn’t cut funding for OSAP, our students wouldn’t need to create GoFundMe pages to go to university. Ayesha, get your learn on girl. https://t.co/j9JtdpTS0n— Brandon Van Dam (@b_vandam) August 14, 2019\nThe story itself, as well as the numerous responses to it, really do state the obvious: Ontario students shouldn't have to rely on basically winning the celebrity lottery just to go to school.\nWhich celebrity wants to send me money so I can make sure I have enough to go to school because the Ford Government cut my OSAP funding and now I’m not sure if I can continue with my winter semester! https://t.co/MuxoLB8IXe— Donald (@DonaldHigney) August 14, 2019\nOf course, some people took the opportunity to wonder why Taylor Swift didn't help them personally. Turns out there was actually a pretty good reason.\nWhere was Taylor Swift when *I* was struggling with OSAP drama???!!!! (In middle school apparently, but still... a card or email would have been nice)— Frédérique Delaprée (@fdpree) August 14, 2019\nOverall, it's a nice gesture from a huge celebrity that also highlights the shortcomings of a system that is already struggling. Maybe Swift can convince some of her other celebrity friends to help out other Ontario students. The ones who need help wouldn't be hard to find.\nDisclaimer: Cover photo on the right-hand side used for illustrative purposes only.