Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.57
Liaison Noah Upchurch
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Catawba College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.43 / 4.00 Noah Upchurch
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Center for the Environment
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

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

The Catawba Promise Scholarship: Beginning in 2021, the College received a generous anonymous donation to support a need-based scholarship program for high-achieving, low-income background students and applicants. The scholarship is renewable for all four years of the undergraduate experience and is applied on top of any other financial aid package received by these students. The Catawba Promise Scholarship either fully or nearly eliminates any need for student out-of-pocket expenses for its selected recipients. More information can be found at: https://catawba.edu/news/all-news/2-million-gift-to-catawba-college-to-be-used-for-/

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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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