Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 4.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
54

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
15

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
87.10

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

Connecticut College has eliminated its application fee. The College awards financial aid based on a student’s demonstrated financial need and the highest need students at Connecticut College receive the majority of their aid in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid.

The Genesis pre-orientation program includes sessions on college offices and resources and tools for academic success. Students can also choose to continue in a peer-mentoring program. Parents are invited to attend sessions at the pre-orientation program.


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

The Return to College (RTC) program is open to adult learners, 25 years or older, whose undergraduate education was interrupted and who now propose to finish a bachelor of arts degree by enrolling in 12 or fewer credits per semester, instead of the traditional 16. All applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of college level work or the equivalent. All the activities available to students of traditional-age are available to RTC students. https://www.conncoll.edu/academics/graduate-study-non-traditional-programs/return-to-college-rtc/


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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Information was provided by the Division of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and by Institutional Research.

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