Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.94 / 4.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

At Mohawk, we’re ready to work with students to help them discover the full suite of financial assistance options they may qualify for like our assortment of nearly 1000 awards, scholarships, and bursaries. In addition to the millions of dollars available in award funding every year, students may also qualify for our Campus Student Employment Program, OSAP and use the Mo’Money Financial Literacy Centre as a way to help you tie it all together.

Internal Support
The MyMohawk Financial Assistance Profile is an all-one application that students can complete every semester in order to be considered for all available awards, scholarships, and bursaries. mohawkcollege.ca/financialprofile
International Scholarships and Bursaries – available to full-time international students, who are in good academic standing and do not have any academic offenses on record. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/student-life-at-mohawk/financial-assistance/international-scholarships-and-bursaries

Indigenous Student Awards (FNMI) - Any student who self-identifies as a First Nations, Inuit, Métis (FNMI), status or non-status person is eligible to apply for an Indigenous Student Award (FNMI)

Emergency student loans (Mohawk Students Association): The Emergency Student Loan Program (ESLP) was established to provide temporary assistance for undergraduate students who are experiencing short-term financial difficulties. The program is not intended to replace other sources of funding, such as family contributions, Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding and employment income.

Emergency Bursary was established to grant full-time students who who demonstrate urgent financial need due to exceptional circumstances as determined by the Financial Assistance Office.
There are a variety of financial assistance options available for Continuing Education students through mohawkcollege.ca/cefinancialassistance
Mohawk also provides the Campus Student Employment Program (CSEP) to connect students with meaningful work opportunities on campus. mohawkcollege.ca/csep
The Future Ready Loyalty Card is a tool that enables Mohawk College to build relationships with members of vulnerable youth in the community who typically would not pursue post-secondary education. The card and its benefits are meant to promote affinity to the college and can help minimize financial barriers that deter participation.

Eligible participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 1,000 points, translating to a $1,000 bursary, by participating in identified events endorsed by Mohawk College. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/future-students/resources-for-future-students/future-ready-loyalty-card
For a more comprehensive review of all available financial supports, please visit Mohawk's Financial Assistance website at mohawkcollege.ca/financialassistance

External Support:
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a federally and provincially sponsored grant and loan program for eligible students. Read more at ontario.ca/osap


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

Career Pathways
Career Pathways is a one year program that provides a supportive and empowering postsecondary pathway for students who may not have otherwise considered higher education for a variety of reasons. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/preparatory-studies/career-pathways-361

Dual Credit Programs
The Mohawk Bridge Dual Credit program offers secondary school students the opportunity to earn up to two credits towards their OSSD while earning two college General Education credits towards the completion of a college program. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/get-prepared-for-college/dual-credit

City School
City School by Mohawk brings the college to the community. With free learning opportunitites, student can get started on their jounry to a college or employment in a more comfortable, risk-free way. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/get-prepared-for-college/city-school-by-mohawk/try-college-for-free-0

Mo' Money Centre
In November 2014, Mohawk College Financial Assistance launched the long-awaited Mo' Money Centre. The goal of the program is to help students develop critical financial skills and provide students with the resources and training to use those skills. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/student-life-at-mohawk/mo-money-financial-literacy-resources/why-mo%E2%80%99-money-matters


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

Please visit http://student.ftlams.com/?surl=c4ca5ea2-af81-4c4f-af60-8a39c87ec33d to see all available scholarships.


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

The Future Ready Loyalty Card is a tool that enables Mohawk College to build relationships with members of vulnerable youth in the community who typically would not pursue postsecondary education. The card and its benefits are meant to promote affinity to the college and can help minimize financial barriers that deter participation.
Eligible participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 1,000 points, translating to a $1,000 bursary, by participating in identified events endorsed by Mohawk College.

Mohawk Mentors - College student leaders will be trained as ambassadors to bring awareness of college programming into the community through creative mentorship activities.

College in Motion - special advisers work within priority neighbourhoods that have high levels of poverty to assist youth to navigate their educational options.

City School
City School by Mohawk brings the college to the community. With free learning opportunitites, student can get started on their jounry to a college or employment in a more comfortable, risk-free way. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/get-prepared-for-college/city-school-by-mohawk/try-college-for-free-0

Mo'Money Centre
In November 2014, Mohawk College Financial Assistance launched the long-awaited Mo' Money Centre. The goal of the program is to help students develop critical financial skills and provide students with the resources and training to use those skills. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/student-life-at-mohawk/mo-money-financial-literacy-resources/why-mo%E2%80%99-money-matters


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

Tuition deposit lowering available to full-time OSAP students who are in receipt of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability programs.


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:

Internal Support:
There are a variety of finanical assistance options available for Continuring Education Students through mohawkcollege.ca/cefinancialassistance

Supports include:
Institution-Funded Special Bursary
IFSB is a bursary designed to assist financially needy students studying part-time, and completing their first eligible post-secondary certificate or diploma. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/faq/institution-funded-special-bursary-ifsb-faq

Bursary for Continuing Education Students (BCES)
Scholarships and Bursaries for Continuing Education Students. BCES provides assistance to qualified Continuing Education students showing financial need to cover tuition costs who meet specific criteria.

External Support:
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is federally and provinically sponsers grant and loan program for eligiable students (ontario.ca/osap)

The Part-Time Canada Student Loan provides eligible part-time postsecondary students with federal loans to help them pay for their education-related costs such as tuition, mandatory fees and books. You may also receive funding to assist with your transportation costs as well as child care costs (if applicable).


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:

N/A


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

Facilitated Admissions Process for Indigenous Students
The Facilitated Admission Process for Indigenous Students gives individual consideration to Indigenous students applying to oversubscribed programs at Mohawk College. https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/indigenous-students/facilitated-admissions-process


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):
47

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

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):
47

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):
0

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):
47

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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