Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.26
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Saskatchewan
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 4.00 Matt Wolsfeld
Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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 Student Finance and Awards Office provides financial services to students including information on access to awards and financial aid.

Students have access to federal and provincial student aid programs, which include grants for students from low-income families. These loan and grant programs are needs-based. Students with permanent disabilities are eligible for additional financial assistance for education-related costs.

Many scholarships and bursaries are available to U of S students, some of which consider financial need. Information is made available here: https://students.usask.ca/money/scholarships.php

Aboriginal students have access to scholarships, bursaries, awards, emergency loans and band funding through the Aboriginal Students’ Centre.

As a publicly funded institution the university’s tuition rates are affordable taking into account the sources of assistance mentioned above.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. All direct-entry colleges except the College of Education consider applicants under Special (Mature) Admission.

The University Learning Centre provides assistance to mature students.

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:

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