Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.05
Liaison Nicole Arsenault
Submission Date April 20, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

York University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Andrew Plunkett
Sustainability Coordinator
President
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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:

York University has a variety of financial aid programs aimed at low-income students, from students loans and grants to scholarships, awards and bursaries to on-campus employment opportunities.

http://sfs.yorku.ca/


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

N/A


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

The Transition Year Program* (TYP) at York University is a special access program for youth (19+) and adults who are passionate about attending university. TYP@York provides an opportunity to transition to university for those that have previously experienced social and financial barriers to accessing the formal education system.

http://www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/transitionyear/


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

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to assist undergraduate students with meeting the costs of university education. Bursaries and awards are granted on the basis of student financial need, with some consideration given to academic progress.

http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/


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

N/A


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

York University's Community Engagement Centre supports increased access to post-secondary education by providing space and support for various initiatives including York’s Bridging Courses for Women and monthly general information sessions on university admissions and financial aid.

http://cec.info.yorku.ca/

http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/aboriginal


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

N/A


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

Students at York University have access to a wide variety of financial aid programs, including student loans, tuition grants, government scholarships and bursaries, York scholarships and bursaries, on-campus employment and financial advising.


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

N/A


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 made available to exclusively part-time students. These awards are available for students in various programs, such as: The Joe Cicero Scholarship for MBA students, or The Galin Foundation Bachelor of Social Work Bursary. More awards for part-time students can be found using the awards and bursaries search tool, found here: http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/


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 York University Cooperative Daycare Centre is a non-profit, cooperative organization that has served the York University community for thirty years. The Daycare Centre is committed to providing a caring, educational, and multicultural environment to 119 children of parents who are students, graduate students, staff and faculty of York University.


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

N/A


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 entering students that are low-income ---
The graduation/success rate for low-income students ---
The percentage of student financial need met, on average ---
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

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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