Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 4.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
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Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
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Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
49.51

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
71.20

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

Humber College is a publicly funded institution and as such maintains tuition rates that are affordable. Students have access to federal and provincial student aid programs (OSAP), which include grants for students from low-income and middle income families.
Humber also offers scholarships and bursaries to students each year, of which many are directed specifically towards students in financial need.

The Ontario Work-Study Program is a special program that gives students a chance to work part-time on campus. A variety of employment opportunities, such as computer labs, Student Residence, Registrar’s Office, Peer Tutoring, Athletics, Library, Campus Tours, and academic offices, exist for students on campus that demonstrate financial need and are in satisfactory academic standing.

Humber has designated a portion of the tuition funds to assist Continuing Education (CE) students who have a proven financial need. This bursary assists CE students who are experiencing financial hardship.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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For the calculation of graduation rate for low income students:
For this exercise we used the data from the 2015-16 KPI Graduation Rate that was submitted to the Ministry. The Ministry’s definition of a successful graduate is similar to Stars’s definition with the exception of the time period allowed to complete a program. The Ministry allows 200% for all programs except degrees which 175%. Also, preparatory one year programs are calculated separately from all other programs, but we have included them below.

For 2015-16, we submitted 10,701 students, 6,800 were graduates and 3901 were non-graduates. The total number of students that received OSAP was 4,986 of which 3,080 graduated and 1,906 didn’t.

Percentage:
OSAP grads vs. total grads
3080 /6800 = 45.3%

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