Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kyrke Gaudreau
Submission Date Aug. 20, 2011
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University of Northern British Columbia
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Danielle Smyth
Green University Project Manager
Office of the Provost
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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:

UNBC does not participate in a federal TRIO program.


A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

UNBC offers a range of bursary, scholarship, fellowship and workstudy opportunities to assist low-income students with the financial burden of post-secondary education. UNC employees students in the library, sports centre and food service outlets operated by the Northern Undergraduate Student Society. Undergraduates and graduate students are also hired as Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants.


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:

A full list of UNBC's scholarship opportunities may be found at: https://forms.unbc.ca/pls/banprod/bwyfagui.p_select_award


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

UNBC does not have any such programs.


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


UNBC participates in the World University Service of Canada's Student Refugee Program (http://www.wusc.ca/en/campus/students/SRP). Each year, UNBC sponsors student refugees through the program. Their sponsorship includes providing vital social and financial support to the sponsored student for a minimum of 12 months upon their arrival in Canada.


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

The UNBC Awards and Financial Aid Office helps students to obtain the funds necessary to finance their education and to provide educational budgeting services. Funds may be obtained from a variety of sources, including government and bank loans, UNBC awards, and donor-supported scholarships:

Award
An award may be a fellowship, scholarship, bursary, prize or other monetary or non-monetary recognition assigned to a student.

Fellowship
Usually available only to graduate students, awarded on the basis of high academic achievement (academic excellence or academic proficiency) toward which secondary criteria may be applied.

Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of high academic achievement (academic excellence or academic proficiency) toward which secondary criteria may be applied.

Bursary
Awarded on the basis of demonstrable financial need, provided the student has met the requirement for satisfactory academic standing, toward which secondary criteria including academic achievement may be applied.

Prize
The award's value may be non-monetary, such as a book or other gift-in-kind, or, if monetary, its value is normally less than $250.

Medal
The award is an academic medal, awarded on the basis of academic achievement, toward which secondary criteria may be applied.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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