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Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
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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 any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

The financial aid office helps students minimize the cost of attendance for low income students. They can help students with OSAP, bursaries, and awards. The school also runs workshops on financial literacy.


A brief description of any 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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office participates in outreach initiatives to inform prospective and current students about financing post-secondary studies and financial literacy by delivering presentations and workshops on Financing Post-Secondary Study to all the High Schools in Durham Region


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

Students can access and apply to scholarships through MyCampus. Students complete a financial aid profile. Many bursaries and scholarships are specifically for students with low income.


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

The SAFA delivers a Information night for first year students and their parents on Financing Post-Secondary Study


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

UOIT also has a campus food centre for students in need.


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

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Students complete a financial aid profile. Bursaries and scholarships are provided based on the students need.


A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The Campus Childcare Centre (CCC) is an incorporated, not-for-profit childcare centre designed to meet the needs of today's families. Conveniently located and committed to providing high-quality childcare services and programs, the CCC exists to serve the needs of students, faculty and staff at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College as well as local families.

The centre is staffed with a team of highly skilled early childhood educators who are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for your children. Rest assured your child will thrive in an encouraging, stimulating and friendly environment where programs are geared to the specific interests of the children who attend the centre. The staff with encourage your child to explore, question and discover.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

The financial aid office helps students minimize the cost of attendance non-traditional students. They can help students with OSAP, bursaries, and awards. The school also runs workshops on financial literacy.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
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The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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