Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.68 / 4.00 Kevin Nash
Associate Registrar
Fees and Financial Aid Services
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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:

The Financial Aid Office at Fanshawe College actively participates in the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), which is similar in nature to it's U.S. counter part, the TRIO program. It is a program run by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). MAESD is responsible for administering both provincial and federal student financial aid programs for Ontario students taking postsecondary studies. OSAP provides eligible Ontario students with financial aid to help pay for education-related costs such as tuition, books, living costs, and transportation. Financial aid can come in many forms: grants, bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, debt reduction, interest relief, work study, or loans.

The Financial Aid office administers varous programs that are aimed at supporting students in Financail Need, these include:
- Entrance Bursary: These bursaries are for full-time students who have never attended Fanshawe College before, and can show financial need.
- Work Study Bursary: The work-study program provides work opportunities to full-time post-secondary students with a demonstrated financial need. If approved, students can search and apply for available work-study jobs. Students normally work a maximum of 10 hours per week during their study period.
- Fanshawe College Student Assistance Bursary: These bursaries are available to full-time students who have a demonstrated financial need while in school.
- Fanshawe College Academic Excellence Bursary: These bursaries are given to full-time students who are on the Dean’s Honour Roll in their previous semester and demonstrate financial need.
- Community Service Bursary: The Community Service Bursary is a financial need based bursary for returning, full time post-secondary students. Students perform community service during their summer work terms to earn credit towards tuition fees for their next semester of studies. Students must volunteer with registered, non-profit charitable organizations in London, Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex, or Haldimand-Norfolk communities to the satisfaction of the College.
- The Food Card Program: students who show a demonstrated financial need can approach the Financial Aid Office at Fanshawe College to recieve a food card.
- Early registration support is offered to students in dire financial need via a deferred registration payment program.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Financial Aid meets with Counselling and Accessibility Staff as well as Administration groups in academic division to discuss current programs available to students


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

There are many workshops and seminars given throughout the Fanshawe College Student Aid Office to prepare both students and their parents for the financial realities of attending college. These include High School Information Sessions, OSAP Information Sessions, Money Matters Sessions, Financial Readiness workshops and the Head Start Program. Sessions are included at the Boys and Girls Club of London and Crown Wards are invited to the College for all sessions


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

A Fanshawe, we have a bursary dedicated to low income single mothers who are on the Ontario Works welfare program.

All other bursaries are financial need based, therefore those with low income have a greater chance of being awarded one.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Fanshawe reaches out to the Boys and Girls Club and Crown Wards


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

Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary: for students studying part-time https://www.fanshawec.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/cebursaryapplication1617.pdf


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:

Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary: for students studying part-time https://www.fanshawec.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/cebursaryapplication1617.pdf


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

Second Career: an Ontario government program designed to help people who have been laid off since January 1, 2005 and are currently unemployed or underemployed and working less than 20 hours a week. The program will help unemployed workers who commit to a long-term training plan make the transition to new careers in growing areas of the economy. https://www.fanshawec.ca/admissions/mature-and-transfer-applicants/second-career

Weekend College: some programs are offered in a flexible, full-time weekend schedule, to allow students who work full time, or have busy home lives to atend College. https://www.fanshawec.ca/weekend-college

Eligible First Nations and Inuit Students receiving funding from the Canadian government. The First Nations Centre at Fanshawe College provides academic services, social, cultural, and recreational activities as well as a comfortable atmosphere for our First Nations students.


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

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
53.71

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
70.40

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):
90.10

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):
53.71

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:
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Ministry OSAP data was used in calculations

Additional URL
http://www.fanshawemoney.ca/

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