Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.76 / 4.00 Kristi Jovell
Director
Financial Aid
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Does the institution have policies and programs 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:

In 2018, our students received more than $35 million in Champlain scholarships. More than 90 percent of students received scholarship funds, which do not have to be repaid, to help pay their educational costs. Champlain College offers a personalized Financial Aid process with many scholarships.

In addition, we have an "Angel Fund" to assist students in need with personal requests. http://www.champlain.edu/make-a-gift/funding-opportunities

In addition, in Fall 2018, we opened a small food pantry to help address student food insecurity. https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/campus-services/food-pantry


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

CARE mentor Program - C.A.R.E — Champlain's Achievement, Retention and Excellence — is designed to help students succeed and thrive. The program combines the best of research on retention and success for underrepresented students, students from our partner programs and first-generation populations. http://www.champlain.edu/about-champlain/diversity-and-inclusion/office-of-diversity-and-inclusion/care-program


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

"Summer Launch" programs for underrepresented programs - geared toward first generation students and others who may wish for transition assistance. Program details vary each year.
https://www.champlain.edu/admitted-fall-undergraduate-students/your-champlain/summer-launch


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

Beyond the typical federal and state grants and our own general merit scholarships, Champlain College offers the following student-specific scholarships:

New American Student Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for Vermont's refugee and asylum students. Recipients must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. This scholarship covers tuition less the student's expected family contribution and federal and state grants the student receives.

Single Parents Scholarship is a scholarship for Pell-eligible single parents participating in the Champlain College Single Parents Program. This scholarship covers tuition less the student's expected family contribution and federal and state grants the student receives.

Vermont First Scholarship is targeted at first generation college-bound high school seniors from Vermont. Recipients must be full-time traditional students and eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. This scholarship, in combination with the expected family contribution, federal and state programs to include work-study, student loans, grants and other gift aid, will provide funding for up to the full cost of attendance at Champlain College. Vermont First scholarship recipients must remain in campus housing to qualify for the full award.

Pathway Scholarships are awarded to some of the students from our partner high-schools listed below. Recipients must be full-time traditional students and eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. This scholarship, in combination with the expected family contribution, federal and state programs to include work-study, student loans, grants and other gift aid, will provide funding for up to the full cost of attendance at Champlain College. Pathway Scholarship recipients must remain in campus housing to qualify for the full award.

http://www.champlain.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/financial-aid-undergraduate/scholarships-and-grants


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Champlain College has direct relationships with the following schools:

Charter High School for Architecture & Design (PA)
Urban Assembly Institute (NY & GA)
KIPP Academy (MA)

Champlain College has an informal affiliation with the the Vermont office of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to make their clients aware of the New American Student Scholarship.


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

C.A.R.E — Champlain's Achievement, Retention and Excellence — is designed to help students succeed and thrive. The program combines the best of research on retention and success for underrepresented students, students from our partner programs and first-generation populations.

A staff "Student Resources" position within the Division of Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion that serves underrepresented groups.


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

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

The Single Parent and New American scholarships are also available for part-time students.

General Champlain Scholarship assistance can be pro-rated for part-time attendance for a student that was originally a full-time student (i.e. last semester before graduation, etc.)


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 currently no formal programs or facilities.


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

Single Parents Program support http://www.champlain.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/academic-and-career-support/single-parents-program

A staff "Student Resources" position within the Division of Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion that serves underrepresented groups.


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

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
25

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
59.70

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):
65

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):
26.30

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):
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The percentage of entering students that are low-income = 25% in 2016/2017

The graduation/success rate for low-income students = IPEDS reported: 2012 Cohort (6 yr grad rate) with Pell 59.7%

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid = (All Uundergrad) 65.0% in 2017

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required = 26.3% for our 2017/2018 TRAD, Bachelor Degree recipients

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