Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.48 / 4.00 Gregory Davis
Director, Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
77

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
29.40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
23

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
57

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

In 2020, our students received more than $37 million in Champlain scholarships. More than 95 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. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis in collaboration with OFA. Students are referred by faculty or staff, self refer (word of mouth) or find the emergency fund via referral to the Care Team. In 2021-2022 year we've served 42 students between September and March.

In addition, in Fall 2018, we opened a small food pantry to help address student food insecurity. Now known as Chauncey's Cupboard, the Champlain College Food Access Hub is a vibrant resource for the college community. Located in Perry Hall (121, next to Compass) the pantry has served more students during the month of February than it served between 2018 - 2020. Collaborations with Everyone Eats -- Shift Meals allow the cupboard to provide prepared meals in addition to shelf stable food items. We offer perishable food like milk, break, fruits and veggies as well as hygiene projects like soap, shampoo, tampons, towels, toothbrushes.https://www.champlain.edu/current-students/campus-services/food-pantry


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

The Single Parents Program provides wrap-around case management support, family friendly activities and social opportunities, generous financial aid covering 100% of the tuition bill, plus access to a "Rainy Day Fund" for students who are parenting and unmarried while pursuing their first undergraduate degree. https://www.champlain.edu/student-life/student-services/single-parents-program

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


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:
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid
2022 = 77% (All Undergrad, Common Data Set, 2021-22)

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt
2022 = 29.4% (2020/21 Cumulative Debt, TRAD Bachelors Graduates)

Percentage of entering students that are low-income
2022 = 23% (College Fact Book, 2021-22)

Graduation/success rate for low-income students
2022 = 57% (College Scorecard as of 03.29.22)

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