The Aboriginal Student Achievement Program at the University of Saskatchewan marked its fifth anniversary Wednesday afternoon at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre.

ASAP was launched in 2012 to provide indigenous students with academic, financial, social and cultural support.

A new report, released Wednesday, suggests the program is making a difference. Sixty per cent of indigenous students in ASAP returned for their second year of study compared to 47 per cent for indigenous students who did not join the program.