Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Andrew DeMelia
Submission Date June 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryant University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 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 to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

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:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families 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 the institution’s 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 the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

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

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

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:

There are none.

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

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

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):

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):

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):

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):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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