Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 4.00 Neil Connelly
Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
Office of Campus Planning & 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:

UVic awards close to $10 million annually in student financial aid including bursaries, scholarships and work study subsidies. Bursaries (non-repayable awards) are available for undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need and reasonable academic standing. See: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/bursaryregulations.html and http://www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/finances/financialaid/bursaries/index.php.

Student loans are available from the government, also based on financial need.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Departments across the campus are encouraged to hire part time students under the subsidized work study program for students demonstrating financial need.


A brief description of any 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:

Scholarships at UVic are awarded based on academic merit. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and reasonable academic standing. See: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/index.html.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The bursaries for low income students, scholarship funding and the work study part time employment program are widely advertised as part of UVic student recruitment efforts.


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:

UVic also supports an extensive work study program where hundreds of students with demonstrated financial need obtain employment on campus with their wages subsidized by the university. See: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/workstudy/workstudyindex.html.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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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:

Many scholarships and bursaries are available for UVic students studying part time. Some examples are Social Work (http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/termsofawards/SocialWork.html), Science (http://www.uvic.ca/science/students/current-graduate/awards/index.php) and Graduate Studies (https://www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/finances/financialaid/uvicawards/).


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:

UVic has an onsite child care facility that accepts the children of students, staff, faculty and alumni. Child care fees are at market rates. Funding support in the form of bursaries are available for students requiring child care services. See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/childcare/index.php.


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

UVic's Family Student Housing Complex provides subsidized on-campus housing for 181 graduate students with children, conveniently located beside UVic Child Care. The complex includes a Family Centre to support the unique needs of families where one or more members is a student. See: http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/r01.php.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income ---
The graduation/success rate for low-income students ---
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 92
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 50

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:

UVic awards close to $10 million annually in student financial aid including bursaries, scholarships and work study subsidies. Bursaries (non-repayable awards) are available for undergraduate and graduate students based on financial need and reasonable academic standing. See: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/bursaryregulations.html and http://www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/finances/financialaid/bursaries/index.php. Hundreds of students with demonstrated financial need earn extra income each year through UVic's work study program Students obtain part time jobs on campus with their wages subsidized by $11 per hour by the university. See: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/workstudy/workstudyindex.html.

Many scholarships and bursaries are available for UVic students studying part time. Some examples are Social Work (http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/termsofawards/SocialWork.html), Science (http://www.uvic.ca/science/students/current-graduate/awards/index.php) and Graduate Studies (https://www.uvic.ca/graduatestudies/finances/financialaid/uvicawards/).

UVic has an onsite child care facility that accepts the children of students, staff, faculty and alumni. Child care fees are at market rates. Funding support in the form of bursaries are available for students requiring child care services. See: http://www.uvic.ca/services/childcare/index.php.

UVic's Family Student Housing Complex provides subsidized on-campus housing for 181 students with children, conveniently located beside UVic Child Care. The complex includes a Family Centre to support the unique needs of families where one or more members is a student. See: http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/maps/r01.php.


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