Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.18 / 4.00 Patti Latham-Malton
Manager, Student Financial Services & A/R
Financial Services
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Brock University’s Financial Need Assessment Policy outlines that the University has funds available to help students who experience financial difficulty. Bursaries are available for those students who exhibit the greatest financial need. They are intended to supplement educational resources, such as government student loans, employment earnings, scholarships, externally administered bursaries and family contributions. Bursaries should not be considered a major part of a student’s plan for financing their studies.


The Student Access Guarantee - An initiative created by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to help support postsecondary students in Ontario. It states that no qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending school because of a lack of financial support programs. In order to be considered for the student access guarantee, students must apply for and accept OSAP funding. If OSAP funding isn’t sufficient to address financial shortfall for tuition, books, and mandatory fees, students may be eligible for additional assistance under the guarantee. Those who are in a first-entry (undergraduate) program, the access guarantee is automatic. Students in a second-entry (graduate or teacher education) program, must apply for assistance to be considered.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Brock University is increasing its overall Scholarship & Award opportunities for First Nations students who do not have access to funding through their Band Council. Brock is excited to offer the new Chancellor’s First Nations Award annually to one student coming directly from high school, who is First Nations and has a high level of academic standing.


The Caribbean International Scholarship - Awarded to two 1st year undergraduate students who show academic promise and financial need. Applicable countries: Cuba; Haiti; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Trinidad & Tobago; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Bahamas; Barbados; Saint Lucia; Curacao; Aruba; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Grenada; Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Cayman Islands; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Maarten; Turks & Caicos Islands; Saint Martin; British Virgin Islands; Caribbean Netherlands; Anguilla; Saint Barthelemy and Montserrat


Daughters for Life (DFL) is led by Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian physician and renowned peace activist who created the organization after three of his daughters were killed by tank shells in Gaza in 2009. Abuelaish was given an honorary doctorate from Brock in 2016. Brock continues to grow its connection with DFL by funding scholarships for one master’s and one PhD student, which started in 2018. These scholarships provide women who face socio-economic hardship in challenging regions in the Middle East with an opportunity for higher education.


WUSC (World University Services of Canada) Student Refugee Program - The Student Refugee Program has been helping young refugees achieve their dreams, providing hope, resources and access to post-secondary education. Each year, Brock students sponsor a student refugee via the World University Services of Canada levy.


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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid is based on OSAP Statistics ‘Success Rate’ located in Brock Facts document 2018-2019.


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