Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Bursaries are awarded on financial need and reasonable academic standing. All students have equal eligible opportunity based on the application's criteria for financial need.

A limited amount of financial assistance in the form of a bursary may be available to students in the Access Program who have no other means of funding, or who exemplify the greatest need.

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

The University of Manitoba’s Office of Student Affairs provides support and resources for faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds as well as workshops and training sessions for culture competence.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

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

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

Founded in 1990, WISE Kid-Netic Energy is the largest community outreach program offered by the University of Manitoba. WISE Kid-Netic Energy is a non-profit organization that offers hands on, curriculum based science, engineering and technology deliverables for youth in Kindergarten through grade 12. The program serves northern communities, First Nations reservations, farming communities, inner-city Winnipeg and the general Winnipeg youth population between Kindergarten to grade 12.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

The University of Manitoba Access Program is intended for individuals who have not had the opportunity for successful university experience due to social, economic, geographic and cultural barriers, or a lack of formal education.

Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

All undergraduate students must registered in less than 9 credit hours over the regular academic fall/winter year are considered part-time students. There are a few bursaries offered for part-time students registered in both fall/winter terms.

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:

PlayCare Centre
The PlayCare Centre, licensed as a full time day care centre, provides quality child care/education through its environment, curriculum and programming. Priority is given to students of the University of Manitoba. The PlayCare Centre is a Department of Student Advocacy & Resource Services, reporting through Student Services to Student Affairs.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

The University of Manitoba's Mature Student Program offers application to University 1, Engineering, School of Art, Extended Education, and Music. Mature student programs provide timely, relevant and accurate information during the academic year, academic advising (in-person, by phone or email) for assistance with course selection, registration, degree planning, help balancing life and school, developing strong study skills and time management, specialized mature student course sections, and courses specific to mature students to help students make the transition to University easier.

Senior Students are not required to pay any fees if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents and are 65 years of age by September 1 for courses taken in the Fall Term or May 1 for courses taken during the summer term. All application and tuition fees will be waived including course, student union, and associated fees. Please note that books and supply costs will still apply.

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

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

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

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):

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):

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):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.