Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date July 31, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Sheridan College (Ontario)
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andre Plante
Director Sustainability
Finance and Administration
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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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
1.Sheridan Entrance Bursaries
Sheridan Entrance Bursaries are made available through the Sheridan Student Assistance Program to assist students entering their first year of full-time attendance at Sheridan. These awards of $250 to $1,500 each are provided based on financial need. If students have concerns about financing their first year of studies, they are advised to complete a Sheridan Entrance Bursary Application form.
2.Sheridan Student Leadership Award
The Sheridan Student Leadership Award provides award amounts up to $5,000 (for tuition only) and was designed to identify and recognize students who demonstrate a capacity for leadership, proven academic proficiency to succeed in their program of study and financial need.
3.Sheridan Tuition Set-Aside Bursaries (for OSAP and non-OSAP students)
Bursaries made available through the Sheridan Student Assistance Program are based primarily on financial need and are intended for students who need assistance or anticipate financial difficulty during the school year


A brief description of the institution’s 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 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:
Academic Scholarships and Bursaries
The Academic Scholarships and Bursaries administered by Sheridan are designed to support current full-time students in various fields of study.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
Sheridan Work-study Assistance Program
The Financial Aid & Awards Office administers the Ontario Work Study Program and the Sheridan Work Study Programs. The programs subsidize students’ on-campus paid employment while they are registered as full-time Sheridan students.
Sheridan offers three streams of work study, each with its own eligibility criteria.

1. Ontario Work Study Program (OWSP)
This is a part-time employment program for OSAP students. Students can earn up to $1000 per term in employment income through this program
2. Sheridan Work Study Program (SWSP)
This is a part-time employment program for students who are not receiving OSAP and/or are from another province. Students can earn up to $1000 per term in employment income through this program.
3. Sheridan Between Academic Terms (BAT) Program
This is a full-time employment program for students who are not currently in an academic term. They may be on a co-op term or break between terms. Students can earn up to $5765.63 in employment income in one semester of the BAT Program (based on 37.5 hours/week at $10.25/hr for 15 weeks).


A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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