Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.30
Liaison Bo Solomon
Submission Date March 31, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drexel University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Jen Britton
Director
UCP
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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:

We have the Liberty Scholars Program, which provides for low income students from Philadelphia high schools with full tuition scholarships. AARD administers the ACT 101 program which is a Pennsylvania state grant program that provides for transition to college as well as support services for those who are economically disadvantaged and who are perceived as academically at risk. We also provide need based financial aid to students at the point of admission.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

AARD also provides in-service programs for advisors which include working with advisors on service to high-risk students.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Drexel's West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood Initiative, funded by the US Department of Education, supports education and health outcomes for children in families in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. One emphasis of Promise Neighborhood is college-readiness for high school students.


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

Through the Liberty Scholars program, Drexel provides 65 recent Philadelphia high school graduates, mostly from West Philadelphia, with annually renewable scholarship awards covering 100 percent of tuition and fees. These Drexel Liberty Scholars will enjoy all of the benefits of a Drexel education as well as a mentorship program designed to ensure continued success at the college level. All recipients will live on campus as part of a learning community during their first year in the program.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood serves children and families in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. The Promise Neighborhood does community-led outreach to families to connect them to education supports, combined with out of school time programming, coordinated with neighborhood schools. Additionally, the West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative focuses on kindergarten-readiness for families in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone.


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?:
No

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:
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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'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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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):
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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):
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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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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