Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.54 / 4.00 Stalin Espinal
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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:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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

Well over half of CUNY’s undergraduates qualify for federal and state financial aid — and many receive enough to cover their entire tuition bill. In the last academic year, some 170,000 CUNY undergraduates received a total of $770 million in need-based federal Pell grants and New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards. This critical aid allowed approximately 100,000 students – more than 58 percent of CUNY’s full-time, undergraduate population – to attend college tuition-free, and even more were able to receive the same tuition benefit by combining their eligibility for partial Pell and TAP with federal tuition tax credits.

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

CUNY campuses offer several Opportunity Programs, designed to assist students who are both academically and financially disadvantaged. Campus base scholarships provide money that does not have to repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit. There are more than 1,000 scholarships, awards, and special program opportunities offered throughout CUNY and its 24 colleges and schools. These scholarships are based on a variety of factors.

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:

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