Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Philip Mansfield
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management and Planning
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:

The Work Study Program is a financial aid program funded by Carleton University. Students in the work-study program must:
- be applying and receiving student assistance for the fall/winter session (e.g. OSAP/loans, government student aid/loans from another province)
- demonstrate financial need as determined by the Awards Office
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. A limited number of international students may also participate in the program subject to the availability of funds
-Must be in an undergraduate degree program and remain registered in 60% of a full course load (1.5 credits per term) or 40% of a full course load (1.0 credit per term) for students with disabilities registered with the Paul Menton Centre
Students must apply to participate in the Work Study Program each year and be approved by the Awards Office before they can be hired. Jobs include working in the library and academic departments and in various areas within student services. Work study job postings are limited to internal Carleton employers.

Bursaries - Carleton offers a multitude of bursaries to incoming and returning students every year. Bursaries are based off of demonstration of financial need, therefore pertaining to low-income students. An example of the one of the many bursaries available would be the First Generation Bursary. This is a unique opportunity to recognize and provide direct support to students with financial need who are the first in their families to attend university.


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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

At Carleton, scholarships are based on academic merit, as opposed to financial need. That being said, various scholarships will indicate on their description that priority will be given, or consideration will be given, to students with demonstrated financial need. Our bursaries are designed to cater to financial need more so than our Scholarships.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

Not specific to low-income parents, the university offers the "Future CU Parents newsletter" featuring top tips for choosing a program, prepping for a profession, financing university, student support, campus safety, important deadlines, upcoming events and more.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

Colonel By Child Care Centre - The Colonel By Child Care Centre is located on Carleton's Campus and accepts children between the ages of six months and five years.Priority is given to students, staff, and faculty.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

The Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP), a sister program to the Enriched Support Program (ESP), is designed for Aboriginal students, First Nations, Status and Non-Status, Metis, Inuit, and Aboriginal Descent (including individuals who may have just recently discovered that they have Aboriginal ancestry, and want to learn more about their heritage).

The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University provides an opportunity for semi-retired and retired individuals to learn for personal satisfaction while participating in a community of life-long learners who enjoy acquiring knowledge about new topics, discussing issues of common interests, and sharing life-stories.

Centre for Initiatives in Education - The Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE) at Carleton University offers accessibility and learning support to individuals from a variety of non-traditional educational backgrounds who experience barriers entering into university for reasons of GPA, learning needs, and former educational experiences.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
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The percentage of entering students that are low-income ---
The graduation/success rate for low-income students ---
The percentage of student financial need met, on average ---
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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