Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.66 / 4.00 Michelle Loyd-Paige
Exec. Associate to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
President's Office
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
73

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
19

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
68

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

Calvin’s academic scholarships are provided to all students equally based on high school achievements. Calvin’s need-based award program provides need-based grants to low-income students based on the filing of their FAFSA and any other special circumstances they share with us through supplemental information. Through that awarding, a certain level of income and assets is protected. The college also participates in the Title IV program, providing Pell Grant, Campus-based Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work Study dollars to lower-income families. Though not every first generation students has low-income, the college recognizes the financial and other challenges these students may face and provides a $2,000 first generation award for those students whose parents did not attend college. Missionary family students often experience lower income. For these families, foreign earned income is not included in the need-based calculation. There are many endowed scholarships which are designated for students with demonstrated financial need. Calvin also partners with the Kalamazoo Promise Foundation to enable students who graduate from Kalamazoo Public High Schools to receive full tuition benefits.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Calvin offers a variety of evening classes that are available to all students; the Director of Commuter Student Life also works to integrate non-traditional and commuter students.

We also support veterns. We participate in the GI Bill program and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Calvin College was named US News & World Report's #1 Midwest Regional Scholl for Veterans. https://calvin.edu/offices-services/financial-aid/types/military-veterans/


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:
22

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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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
 Pell: approximately 22%;
 First Generation: approximately 5-7%
 Institutional need-based aid: approximately 73%
The websites where information about the institution’s affordability and access programs is available:
www.calvin.edu/offices-services/financial-aid/
www.calvin.edu/offices-services/pre-college-programs/
www.calvin.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/
https://calvin.academicworks.com/opportunities?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=part-time
https://calvin.edu/offices-services/financial-aid/types/military-veterans/

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