Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Ottawa
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 4.00 Pierre Lessard
Financial Aid & Awards
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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:
The University of Ottawa applies the Student Access Guarantee (SAG) policy to ensure that eligible post-secondary students in financial need receive the funding they need to pay for their tuition, books and other mandatory school-related costs.

The University of Ottawa awards numerous bursaries to individuals that are of financial need. In addition to providing bursaries, the University of Ottawa has Financial Aid Officers that can allocate emergency funds to low-income students. The University of Ottawa also runs a Work-Study program which places students that demonstrate financial need in flexible work placements on campus. This allows students to gain valuable work experience while working at positions that are accommodating to their work schedules.

The Faculty of Medicine does also offer specific scholarships for students from low-income households. Other faculties also offer scholarships for students facing hardships.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
The Student Academic Success Service run by the University of Ottawa has mentoring groups specific to Mature Students with families. This provides non-traditional students with one-on-one peer mentoring and assistance with: adjusting to university-level expectations developing key study skills and strategies; working with younger students; meeting new people; getting involved on campus / volunteering; creating a work-study-family-life balance; finding resources on campus; planning for exams; time Management; and stress management.

There are also special scholarships designated for Indigenous students and racialized students, especially in the faculties of Medicine and Education.

Government financial aid programs offer specific assistance targeted for part-time students, students with dependents, and single parents.

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:
Financial aid brochure

Scholarship portal - https://uottawa.syntosolution.com/general-directory

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