Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.60 / 4.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Executive Vice-rectorate
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

Each year, Université Laval provides its students with more than $60 million in financial support in the form of scholarships and jobs. It also has more than 125 scholarships available to students needing financial assistance. These support programs and scholarships are listed in the directory at www.bbaf.ulaval.ca.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (Bureau des bourses et de l'aide financière, BBAF) offers several budgeting tools to all students as well as a free and confidential consultation to help them prepare their budgets.

Université Laval, CADEUL, AELIÉS and the Fonds d'aide financière aux étudiants (FAFÉ) also provide a fund to help students with precarious financial situations that jeopardize their studies. This scholarship is open to students of all full-time enrollments who have successfully completed at least one academic course in a degree program. Scholarships are available at all times.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
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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 policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Four childcare centres are available on campus, including a new centre with non-traditional hours. The Petit Campus facility is adapted to meet the needs of a university clientele, with a flexible registration policy and service available on weekends and in the evening. With capacity for 50 children from three months to 12 years of age, this educational centre helps families balance school, work, and home life. Subsidized spaces are available, and priority goes to UL student parents.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
44

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
74

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
100

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
42

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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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