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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 Silver
Overall Score 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

Internal and external scholarships are available to students throughout their education. New Brunswick students now also have access to the Tuition Access Bursary to enable students from low-income families to enroll in undergraduate programs. In some instances, admission fees may also be waived. This is considered on a case by case basis.


A brief description of any 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 guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

SOAR - Recruitment puts on events and presentations for new students to prepare them and their parents for the transition to university.


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

The Tuition Access Bursary is provided by the New Brunswick Student Alliance and provides students to have a fully funded education.
UNB also offers more than $7 million in scholarships annually. Scholarships are based on a variety of criteria, not only academic performance. If a student from a low income background has a good academic record, is involved in extra-curricular, athletics, community organizations, volunteering and/or has been working while going to school they have a great chance of receiving one of these many scholarships.
Work-Study is another resource available at UNB that allows students to work part-time on campus while attending school.
Bursaries are primarily needs based so low-income students who apply for them are often awarded financial aid.
The Student Employment and Career Center can also help students secure employment or provide them with valuable skills to help them in their careers.


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 policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

UNB offers a variety of scholarships to part-time students, primarily supported by the College of Extended Learning. A list of all of the scholarships available to only part-time students can be found at: http://unb.ca/cel/support/financial-assistance.html


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

College Hill Daycare located just across the road from campus gives preference to members of the UNB, STU and NBCC community.
Faculty of kinesiology hosts the KIN Kids Physical Activity Program. It is a program aimed at guiding kids through active play and physical activity. http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/kinesiology/outreach/kinkids.html
UNB nursing has summer day camps for kids and there are many other programs. http://www.unb.ca/initiatives/summer/


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

UNB has scholarships for new students, adult learners, mature learners, transfer students and students beginning a second undergrad that requires a Bachelor of Arts already (Education and Law)
UNB may request financial information like parent 1 and 2 information, name, employer, and gross income. Most applications are students coming from high school, the institution may ask for the number of dependants and the number who are in or will be in post secondary, and extra details (2 parents with decent jobs and sibling with severe health condition indicate more financial strain) are included. Extra curricular and volunteer activities are included.
Bursaries are more cut and paste since they’re need based


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.