Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Simon Fraser University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Candace Le Roy
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
SFU offers scholarships, bursaries and workstudy positions to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students. SFU also hires students on campus in it's Bookstore and restaurants run by the Student Society. Undergraduates and graduate students can apply to be Research Assistants and graduate students can take on Teaching Assistant positions.

A brief description of the institution’s 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 prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Scholarships for undergraduate students

There are three general types of scholarships that students may be eligible for.

1. Entrance scholarships for incoming students

2. Internal scholarships for current students

* External scholarships for both incoming and continuing students

Current students

Current students have several scholarship options: university, private, endowed, and the open undergraduate scholarship.

University, private and endowed scholarships

Friends and supporters of the university fund a number of scholarships for SFU students each term.

Along with academic merit, many of these scholarships have additional criteria that must be met in order for you to qualify.

The Undergraduate Open Scholarship recognizes and supports undergraduate students who are highly qualified academically and awards scholarships to students on a term by term basis.

The official description, eligibility requirements and monetary value are in the SFU Calendar (students.sfu.ca/calendar/for_students/undergrad_financial_aid.html).

Questions about the Undergraduate Open Scholarship can be emailed to fiassist@sfu.ca.

External scholarships

External scholarships are scholarships that are not directly administered by the university. SFU's Financial Aid and Awards department will publicize all known external scholarships and will provide you with the application form if available. For a select number of scholarships, such as the Rhodes Scholarship we will also collect the application form.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

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

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
Bursaries are non-repayable awards given to either undergraduate or graduate students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Financial need is the difference between your financial resources (for example, scholarships, government student loans, parental or family contributions, personal savings, work income and assets) and educational costs and living expenses.

Work Study:
Our Work-Study program provides part-time on-campus jobs for full-time graduate and undergraduate students based on the student's level of need. One application covers both programs.

Graduate Students:
Scholarships and fellowships for graduate students are administered by the Dean of Graduate Studies office

Emergency Loans:
The Emergency Loan fund provides interim assistance to students experiencing unusual financial circumstances. Funds allocated under this program are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, all interested applicants will need to set up an interview with a Financial Aid and Awards Advisor to discuss the particulars of their situation.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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