Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Thompson Rivers University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
IPA
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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?:
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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:

TRU’s Financial Aid office administers more than 250 bursaries and grants to students who demonstrate financial need.

Examples: TRU Foundation offers the BC Provincial Gaming Fund Open Bursary, which awards funds to full time BC students who demonstrate financial need.

http://www.tru.ca/finaid/awards.html


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

Adult Basic Education Student Assistance Program (ABESAP) provides financial assistance, in the form of needs based grants to British Columbian students who wish to access pre-university courses. These courses include English as a Second or Additional Language (ESAL), basic literacy, academic upgrading, adult special education, and pre-vocational courses.
University Preparation courses, and Adult Basic Education courses, are also free with respect to tuition.

http://www.tru.ca/finaid/assistance/abesap.html

Adult Basic Education courses include the Career Orientation and Personal Empowerment (COPE) course for women designed to establish career goals and personal skills that will help them succeed in the working world. It also includes the Men’s Education and Career Alternatives (MECA) course for men with the same goals for men.

http://www.tru.ca/studentservices/counsel/courses/copemeca.html


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

The First Steps program which is designed for young mothers and provides academic upgrading, personal development, career education and effective parenting courses. The program also provides a daycare facility and is partnered with the Kamloops Boys and Girls Club, the local school district #73, and the Ministry of Children and Family development.

http://www.tru.ca/hse/programs/prep/firststeps.html


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

Further support for fulltime students who have federal and provincial student loans includes the WorkStudy program which allow students some work experience, and a chance to earn extra funds, on campus and pay $10 an hour for up to 8 hours a week.

http://www.tru.ca/finaid/workstudyprogram.html


The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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