Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.31 / 4.00 Beth Cann
Executive Director of Enrolment Services and Deputy Registrar (Acting)
Registrar
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
24

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
54

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
27

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
69

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

Yes, Dalhousie provides bursaries and awards that are provided based on financial need. https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/bursaries.html


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

No specific policies. There are a flexibility of on-line, day and night classes that accommodates different student schedules.


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:
19

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Regarding percentage of need met, on average, for undergraduate students who were awarded any need-based aid. Percentage is based on the average of the award dollar value of the students that received the award divided by tuition.

For Percentage of students graduating without debt - this is based on Canadian and US government student loans only; does not include private loans or loans from other countries as we do not have this information.

The percentage of first year students who received some form of government loan for schooling purposes was used for percentage of students entering as low income.

The graduation rate % of low income it is based on this first year cohort sample - based on a six year time frame. Those with student loans and financial awards were compared to the graduation success of those with no known student aid. Regarding percentage of need met, on average, for undergraduate students who were awarded any need-based aid. Percentage is based on the average of the award dollar value of the students that received the award divided by tuition.

For Percentage of students graduating without debt - this is based on Canadian and US government student loans only for undergrads; does not include private loans or loans from other countries as we don not have this information.

The percentage of first year students who received some form of government loan for schooling purposes was used for percentage of students entering as low income.

The graduation rate % of low income it is based on this first year cohort sample - based on a six year time frame. Those with student loans and financial awards were compared to the graduation success of those with no known student aid. It was a higher percentage of graduation success rate with those receiving financial aid.

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