Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
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A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Bow Valley College offers 17 scholarships for low-income students:
• Alberta Blue Cross Entrance Bursary
• Caesarstone Bursary for Interior Decorating Diploma
• Carol and Belle Award
• ELL Citizenship Award
• Dora Brooks Corbett Memorial Award
• ELL Academic Achievement Award
• Financial Need Bursaries (Career Programs)
• Financial Need Bursaries (CEFL & CEIIA)
• Follett Textbook Award
• International Student Emergency Fund
• Jacqueline and Desmond Lai Award (CRTP)
• Matched Savings Bursary Program
• Larkspur Bursary (Entrance)
• Larkspur Bursary (In-course)
• Sunesis Consulting Perseverance Award
• The DDRC of Calgary Disability Studies Diploma Award of Excellence and Leadership
• The DDRC of Calgary Scholarship for Learners with Developmental Disabilities


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Bow Valley College offers 54 scholarships for part-time students (see full list in "additional documentation").


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

Bow Valley College has partnered with the YWCA Childcare Centre to offer safe, licensed, and accredited childcare services on campus. There is an on-campus daycare, which can be used by both staff and learners. Full-time students are eligible for the Calgary Energy Partners Child Care Bursary. There are 21 scholarships offered by Bow Valley College for single parents and primary caregivers (see "additional documentation" for full list).


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Bow Valley College's Iniikokaan Centre is a support centre on campus for Indigenous learners. The Iniikokaan Centre provides funding information, student gatherings, Elder advising, consultations, spirituality resources, information sessions and speakers, and advocacy for First Nations band and Metis educational sponsorship.

Bow Valley College offers nine scholarships for Indigenous and Metis students, and nine scholarships for refugees, newcomers, and recent immigrants to Canada. See "additional documentation" for complete lists.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/financial-services/scholarships-and-bursaries

Bow Valley College offers 240 bursaries and scholarships, through internal and external funding sources.

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