The financial costs related to transportation, health, and childcare are the most significant. Barriers to learning are lessened if an individual qualifies for some assistance to offset these expenses. While the sponsorship seems to be adequate for those who qualified for assistance in this survey, it appears that there are large pockets of adult learners who do not meet the criteria for assistance. The survey indicates that this gap in service is especially true for childcare. The results suggest that the cost of childcare is so great that for adults of preschool children that it is insurmountable. The estimated transportation costs to learners in the survey was also significant and worrisome, specially considering that these costs are only likely to increase. Of the 85 respondents who reported experiencing transportation costs, 69% stated that they were receiving no financial support for these expenses. Again, it appears that for those who qualify for financial help, that assistance does seem to be adequate. However, because such a small portion of adults qualify for assistance, the costs of learning have become barriers. To overcome these barriers, provincial and federal government programs must reexamine their eligibility requirements. Adults appear to see education as a worthwhile investment, but what about those who don’t have the money to invest? How will they improve their situation without at least a grade twelve education?