Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 4.00 Ronnie Dorsnie
Assistant Director of Student Services
Student Services
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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:
Students studying at John Abbott College attend school free of charge. The cost to register at the College is under $200 (Reference 2020).
John Abbott College has a financial assistance office staffed by a full-time financial aid officer, this employee works in closely with the College's Food Bank to ensure that the recurring or the emergency needs of students are met. In the 2022-2023 school year 362 applications for financial assistance were submitted to Aide Financiere des Etudiants, students requesting a loan received on average $2000, students requesting a bursary received on average $4500.
The College also provides several bursaries and scholarship to students registered at the College. In 2022-2023 103 awards were distributed for a total of $81,950 through the College's Foundation and there was $15,000 in bursaries available to students through the Student Union.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
The Crossroads Program is a program that has been put in place specifically to assist Indigenous students with the transition to College from High School.


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:
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