Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Andrea Leithner Stauffer
Director, Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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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:

At Bucknell, we welcome financial aid applications from any students when they apply for admission, but we do not have specific financial aid funding for students who come from low-income families. We do spend time working with the students, parents and guidance counselors to educate them on our financial aid process, let them know what aid is available for those who qualify, and what they have to do in order to apply. We try to give them as much information as possible and advise them that we are here if they have further questions or need guidance during the application process.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

none


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

none


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

none


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

none


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

none


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

none


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

none


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

None


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:
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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:
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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)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 9
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 89
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 90.91
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 45

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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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.