Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.68 / 4.00 Ian Johnson
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Financial Aid Office Mission Statement
We support the purpose and priorities of Colorado College through our commitment to provide appropriate financial resources for all qualified prospective and current students so that they may realize their educational goals. We strive for excellence in all we do. We celebrate the opportunity to increase and support the social, ethnic, and economic diversity of the college. We believe in a student-centered environment that is responsive to students and families in an equitable and respectful manner.

Colorado College utilizes various types of financial aid to meet aid eligibility. Financial aid awards consist of two main types of assistance — gifts (scholarships and grants) and self-help (loans and work).

A group of nine students - which later grew to approximately 15 - have founded the Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund to support students who request aid to meet basic living expenses. Funds generally are requested for items such as groceries, rent, transportation, and utilities by low-income students already receiving financial aid but who need additional help. Funds are generated by engaging fundraising with the goal of encouraging students to support on another.

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

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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