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Liaison Stephanie Foster
Submission Date Nov. 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

George Brown College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Asim Mohammed
Senior Advisor, Financial Assistance
Registrar's Office
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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:

OSAP

Ontario’s Student Access Guarantee states that no qualified Ontario student should be prevented from attending College due to lack of financial resources. Through tuition fees paid by all full-time students, the College meets this need as measured by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). To qualify under the Student Access Guarantee, one must apply for OSAP and have an unmet need defined by the OSAP system according to one's individual assessment.


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:

Student Assistance Fund – George Brown College Bursary
Students can apply for bursaries through the online portal of George Brown College, GBC Awards. It will allow you to identify awards, scholarships and bursaries you may be eligible for, apply on-line, and track the status of your application.

OSAP - Ontario Student Assistance Program - Continued Bursary for Students with Disabilities
These non-repayable funds help students with educational expenses above the ordinary due to a permanent disability. You must qualify for OSAP and contact one of our Special Needs Consultants who will assess your need and the related cost. Applications are available through Financial Assistance or Special Needs.

Ontario Special Bursary Program
This plan provides non-repayable bursary funding for students with low income who are taking between 20% and up to 59% of a full-time course load, and who are unable to study on a full-time basis. Assistance is also available for students enrolled in approved full-time and part-time upgrading and ESL courses. This bursary helps with the cost of tuition, compulsory fees, books, equipment, child care and local transportation. Maximum bursary that can be received in one year (Sept-Aug) is $2500 . Applications and information are available from the Financial Assistance Office.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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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?:
No

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:

Child Care Centres

As part of our early education career training, George Brown operates nine innovative child care centres in a variety of facilities that are available to families living in Toronto, including employees and students. Staffed by fully trained early childhood educators, the child care centres play an important role as lab schools, helping students develop their skills, and as crucial sources of high quality daycare.


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