Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.19
Liaison Allison Lutz
Submission Date May 30, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

A variety of bursaries are available for eligible students enrolled in a minimum 60% course load who have demonstrated financial need and who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The Financial Aid and Support Department at Selkirk College helps students with the following items:
-Plan and budget for the school year
-Apply for government-sponsored funding programs
-Apply for support from Selkirk College, including entrance awards, bursaries, scholarships
-Maximize your funding from your government student loans
-Apply for work study positions
-Appeal student aid decisions and request reassessments


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Castlegar campus has a Childcare Centre that is open to all staff and students. It's operating hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 5:30pm. Childcare Centre staff work hard to accommodate Selkirk College students in order to facilitate their studies.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
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The percentage of entering students that are low-income ---
The graduation/success rate for low-income students ---
The percentage of student financial need met, on average ---
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:
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