Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 4.00
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
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Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
9.56

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
13.44

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
87.71

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

The Australian Government funds about 60 per cent of student fees for Commonwealth Supported Places and the student pays the remaining "student contribution amount". A Commonwealth Supported Place is a subsidised enrolment at university. Domestic undergraduate and honours places at UQ are Commonwealth supported. A limited number of postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places are also available.

UQ Scholarships
There are a wide range of scholarships available for new, existing, domestic and international students. Information can be found online
https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/
Follow the link to either 'New Students' or 'Existing Students' and use the search criteria, including the option to search under 'Financial Hardship' which currently offers close to 80 scholarship types.
https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/future-students
https://scholarships.uq.edu.au/current-students

Income-support payment
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/payments-students-and-trainees#a2

Government fee help loans
The Australian Government offers several loan schemes for domestic students to help better manage the cost of study.
https://future-students.uq.edu.au/apply/financial-assistance


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for Indicators C & D
- Percentage of entering students that are low income
- Graduation/success rate for low-income students
have been drawn from the Australian Government Department of Education Equity performance data, using the latest figures for low SES
https://docs-edu.govcms.gov.au/documents/2018-section-16-equity-performance-data

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