Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mailee Kue
Executive Director and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion
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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:

The Office of Financial Aid oversees the “Book Fund.” Students who demonstrate financial need may apply for a voucher from the Book Fund. This program provides course textbooks for students through purchase at the bookstore, “renting” books, as well as loaned from the admission library as collected over the years.


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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Office of Admission doesn’t have any programs. 4Mile would address the resources available on campus for students through their office and ACE.


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

William E. Trueheart Scholarship
This award is granted to a limited number of incoming freshmen who will make significant contributions to the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity on the Bryant campus. Award recipients demonstrate impressive personal and academic achievements along with exceptional extracurricular involvement and demonstrated potential for leadership. This scholarship Honors William E. Trueheart, the first African-American President of Bryant University.


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

We work with College Advising Guides, College Crusade, a number of Community Based Organizations and the National Hispanic Institute.

Bryant has targeted the Cristo Rey network of schools across the country to attract students to Bryant. We have also recruited in low-income areas in Florida; Detroit; New York City; pockets of New Jersey; pocket of California; Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven CT, Metro Boston and Metro Providence. We have also worked with counselors and students in organizations such as Upward Bound in Rhode Island and the Center for Student Opportunity which is a national organization. Bryant University is also represented at a number of National Hispanic College Fairs around the country.


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

Effective this 2016-17 academic year, the University has entered recently into a 50-50 funding partnership with the State of Rhode Island in support of the newly established Rhode Island’s Promise Scholarship Program. This year, roughly 45 high-need students from Rhode Island will receive a RI Promise Scholarship in the amount of $4,000, in addition to whatever scholarship and grant funds they may receive from the University. Additionally, Bryant does not (except in very rare cases) reduce the scholarship or grant awards of its students who receive privately-funded scholarship dollars from third party sources. If adjustments are required for compliance purposes, gift aid will be adjusted only after all loan and work-study adjustments have been made.

www.bryant.edu/wps/wcm/connect/Bryant/Divisions/Academic%20Affairs/Undergraduate%20Admissions/Cost%20and%20Financial%20Aid


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

As long as demonstrated financial need continues to be a component in Bryant’s determination of eligibility for its own scholarship & grant funds, it will play a role in making its education programs more affordable.


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?:
No

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

We have a part time option for non-traditional students.


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:

There are none.


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