Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Shirley Fagnen
Submission Date June 3, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Shirley Fagnen
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development 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:
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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:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Polytechnique Montréal provides all the information and the help needed by its students, when preparing their application, for the various provincial scholarship programs for which they are eligible. The Quebec government offers generous and targeted financial support programs for low-income students. The Loans and Bursaries Program enables Quebec students with insufficient financial resources to pursue full-time secondary school level vocational training, college or university studies. These programs consider different criteria such as the student or family income: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/loans-and-bursariesfull-time-studies/loans-and-bursaries-program/


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

The Poly-FI committee's "Tournée Génial" is one example of an outreach activity. Throughout the year, Polytechnique students volunteer for science activities in low-income neighbourhood schools in Montreal. The objectives are to introduce children to the engineering profession, to introduce students to science and to enhance students' self-esteem.


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

The Quebec government offers several different financial support programs for students of Quebec universities. There is a specific program for part-time students or for adult students with specific needs. Polytechnique Montréal provides all the information and the help needed by the students when they prepare their application: http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/loanspart-time-studies/loans-program/


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

In the spring of 2016, Polytechnique created a new scholarship to support refugees' access to education: http://www.polymtl.ca/aide-financiere/bourses/bourses-de-soutien-la-reinstallation-des-refugies

Polytechnique also keeps a list of all programs available for women who want to study at Polytechnique: https://www.polymtl.ca/femmes-genie/initiatives


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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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):
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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):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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