|Submission Date||Oct. 17, 2019|
Mount Royal University
PA-7: Affordability and Access
|1.00 / 4.00||
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
We provide over 3.7 million dollars in scholarships and bursaries each year to students. An important criteria for applications include financial need and that is strongly taken into consideration. We also have lots of programs for students that include:
1) Emergency student loans and bursaries provided by both Student Awards and Financial Aid and The Students' Association.
2) Experiential learning fund which is available to students who want to attend a conference of field school and need financial assistance
3) Good food box which is fresh produce delivered to campus at offered to students at a low rate
4) Campus food bank and access to emergency bus tickets, money management workshops and tax application support
5) Season of Caring which is where students are provided with a gift hamper for their family based on financial need
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Mount Royal provides over 500 bursaries to students who demonstrate financial need. We also provide emergency bursaries to students who have encountered unforeseen circumstances while attending school and need additional financial support to remain in classes.
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
We provide 41 scholarships and bursaries specifically to part-time students and an offer an additional 128 that could be awarded to a part-time student.
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:
We have an excellent, accredited child care facility. Our on-site child care facility is provided to students at a reduced rate and we work with the provincial government to support students in applying to the subsidy.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Mount Royal also offers a number of bursaries that are specifically for parents and single parents.
There are specific awards for student with disabilities and if they are taking a reduced course load they can also still be considered for most of the other scholarships and bursaries, unless a higher course load is specified in the criteria.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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):
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):
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):
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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