Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.71
Liaison Sharmilla Raj
Submission Date May 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

Toronto Metropolitan University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 4.00
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
618 of all 1427 awards at TMU require the demonstration of financial need (43% of the total number of awards). The Career Boost program provides part-time work and income opportunities on campus for students with financial needs. The following are some of the awards granted:

Student Access Guarantee (SAG): a partnership program between the ministry and Ontario's public colleges and universities. Through SAG, Ontario's publicly assisted colleges and universities are required to ensure that financial need is not a barrier to accessing education.

In accordance with the Province’s SAG program, Ryerson ensures that Ontario students in need have access to the resources they need for their tuition, books and mandatory fees that are not covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), a non-repayable bursary to assist with your educational costs.

TMU Emergency Bursary: The Ryerson Emergency Bursary is intended to provide students with financial assistance as a result of sudden or unexpected circumstances/emergencies for which they could not have planned. It is not meant to address funding shortfalls where government financial aid (e.g. OSAP, U.S. student loans, or out-of-province funding), savings, or employment income is insufficient to cover educational expenses.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Employee and student diversity self-id surveys, HR system, Student System. Results of surveys, such as graduating student survey.

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