Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.36
Liaison Allison Maxted
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Mohawk College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.13 / 4.00 Nicolai Strabac
Sustainable Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office/Facilities Services
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
96

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
21

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
79

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
39

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

"At Mohawk, we believe every student deserves a world-class education. We also believe that everyone should have the opportunity to earn a college education and that our college must be within reach of students who have unlimited potential yet limited means.
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 over 900 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 Scholarship and Bursary Support

The Financial Assistance Profile is an all-one application that students can complete every semester to be considered for all available awards, scholarships, and bursaries.
In addition to Ministry and donor awards, the Financial Profile offers International Scholarships and Bursaries to full-time international students, who are in good academic standing and do not have any academic offences on record.
The application also includes 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).
The Mohawk College Foundation established the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) scholarship with a gift from Mohawk College. The intent of this scholarship is to raise awareness of the EDI program and to support students who have encountered lived experiences concerning systemic barriers to equitable access to resources, programs, and opportunities. Students can include any situation where they felt that their ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, sex, or dis/Ability (invisible or visible), religion, or creed, has been a barrier to participating in something such as employment, education, sports, recreation, and extra-curricular activities.

www.mohawkcollege.ca/financialprofile

Emergency student loans: The Emergency Student Loan Program was established to provide temporary assistance for 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 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 www.mohawkcollege.ca/cefinancialassistance
Mohawk also provides the Campus Student Employment Program (CSEP) to connect students with meaningful work opportunities on campus www.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. More information can be found here 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 www.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 www.ontario.ca/osap"


A brief description of notable policies or 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


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:
79

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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