Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.57 / 4.00
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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:

Douglas College prides itself on being an access-based institution. The College has some of the lowest entry requirements and the lowest tuition rates in British Columbia.

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

The Global Competency Mobility Bursary Program lowers the barriers for underserved and underrepresented students to have the opportunity to study abroad.

The Global Competency Mobility Bursary Program (GCMBP) will distribute mobility bursaries to Douglas College students undertaking study abroad to make it more affordable for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs. Support levels are tied to need.

The GCMBP was created in response to recommendations from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Study Abroad report completed by Douglas College International in April 2021 with funding from the Global Skills Opportunity Innovation fund.


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:

Provided by Emma Horsley

Total of $2,599,073.06 awarded through Enrolment Services to date for fiscal 21/22

- Last fiscal $2,294,272

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