Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Earlham College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.81 / 4.00 Polly Albright
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Institutional Research and Assessment
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

"Earlham College is committed to creating financial access for all qualified students, regardless of family income. This commitment is evident in the statistic that over 25% of enrolled students are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, reserved for the highest need students."

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


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

"LIFT (Library Immersion Fellowship Team)Program works specifically with first-generation students to become better prepared to engage trending issues, explore information technologies, acquire additional research skills, and develop person connections with a small team of fellow students. This one-credit course involves weekly reading, research, and group discussions based on current events, various media
• Earlham is a participating institution in theRonald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The purpose of the McNair Project is to prepare low-income, first generation and underrepresented students for graduate study. The goal of the program is to have McNair participants complete undergraduate study and enroll in graduate programs at higher rates than non-McNair participants, and have these participants earn doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on mathematics and science. Funds will support research opportunities and student services for the McNair Scholars."

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

"Earlham does not have a general scholarship program reserved for low-income students. It does have a multi-cultural scholarship, the Cunningham, which is offered to high achieving, underserved students of color. In general, the college utilizes a variety of financial aid funds to assist low income students."

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

Increased Cunningham Scholarship Awards. Scholarships ranging from $7500 to full tuition are awarded to African American, Hispanic/Latino(a), Asian American, and Native American students who meet the scholarship criteria.

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

Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

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:

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):

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

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

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):

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):

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):

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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