Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.11 / 4.00 Samantha Westrate
Sustainability Coordinator
Academic Affairs
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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:

Regarding the policies and programs for low-income students, Concordia provides significant Concordia Grant, donor funded scholarships, Federal SEOG grant and Perkins Loan funds. These are all offered to low-income students. Also, the College received a Federal Grant that will provide 12 STEM Scholarships to fall 2017 incoming student and another 12 to fall 2018 incoming students. Each student will receive $6,000 per year and it will be renewable for up to four years as long as they remain in a STEM field.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Concordia College also has many endowed scholarship programs for low-income students, that stipulate financial need in the eligibility criteria. Concordia provides significant Concordia Grant, donor funded scholarships, Federal SEOG grant and Perkins Loan funds. These are all offered to low-income students. Also, the College received a Federal Grant that will provide 12 STEM Scholarships to fall 2017 incoming student and another 12 to fall 2018 incoming students. Each student will receive $6,000 per year and it will be renewable for up to four years as long as they remain in a STEM field.


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

Concordia has an on-campus child care facility called Cobber Kids.
https://www.concordiacollege.edu/directories/offices-services/cobber-kids/


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
24

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
73

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):
90

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):
23.60

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):
20

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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