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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Calgary
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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 the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Over 80 awards and bursaries offered with consideration given to financial need, 15 of which indicating financial need as the primary criteria.

1. U of C bursary program which awarded $3.8 million to students last year
2. Emergency loan and bursary programs-providing interest free loans and bursaries to students with identified financial need
3. Students’ Union hardship fund
4. Campus food bank-available for use by students
5. Bookstore book loan program-students can apply to have the bookstore lend them books at no cost (approximately 40 students/year)
6. Students with documented disabilities can be considered full time students while taking a reduced course load
7. We participate in provincial and federal student aid programs, including those for low and middle income students and repayment options for both programs aimed at reducing the impact of debt

further information on the programs above may be found at:

http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/loans_otherfunding

http://www.ucalgary.ca/studentfinance/

http://www.calgarybookstore.ca/bookloan.asp

http://www.su.ucalgary.ca/page/quality-student-life/health-life-admin/campus-food-bank

http://web.ucalgary.ca/futurestudents/node/496/ (general FAQ about financial assistance)


A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s 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:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.