Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Sarah Wald
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2011
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Drew University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sarah Wald
Assisstant Professor
Environmental Studies & Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Drew offers over $27 million dollars in institutional grants and scholarships each year. 97% of Drew students receive a grant or scholarship directly from Drew University each year. The average financial aid package for a Drew student is almost $25,000 a year.


A brief description of the institution’s 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 prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Drew University has an Education Opportunity Student program, EOS, which is designed to benefit students coming to Drew from New Jersey districts with access to limited educational and financial resources. This program focuses on giving students a summer session in order to increase skills that may be deficient, as well as access to certain scholarship funds.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Educational Opportunity Scholar grants are for students with exceptional need, from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who have been N.J. residents at least 12 months prior to receiving the grant. Generally, family income is below $21,700 annually for a two-person household and $49,700 for a seven-person household.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

Drew University offers a comprehensive website which provides parents of incoming students an opportunity to examine all potential grants and scholarships that they may qualify for. Financial aid advisers are also available to meet with the parents about payment options.

The website is located at: http://www.drew.edu/financialassistance/financing-your-education


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 admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Thomas H. Kean Minority Scholarships are offered annually to the highest achieving students of color in Drew's entering class. Students must also demonstrate financial need.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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