Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.77 / 4.00 Anthony Michetti
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Endicott offers a number of scholarships and grants based upon a student's financial need. In 2018-19 we awarded $14.7 million dollars in need-based institutional grants and scholarships. Ninety-two percent of Endicott's traditional undergraduate student body at Endicott received financial aid. The College awarded $60.5 million in financial aid to all students, of which $35.6 million were provided by Endicott College.


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

We have a program for single parents, who live on campus with their children and take classes to achieve a Bachelor's degree. Employees get free tuition for themselves and their family members. In addition, both work-study and campus employment are available to low-income students.


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

Financial planning is an important part of all of our lives. Whether you are a first-time student at Endicott College, a continuing student, an alumni, a parent, or a prospective student, the financial wellness website is available to you. This website is intended to provide resources to help you prepare for your financial future.

Our mission is to help students build financial skills that allow them to make smart financial decisions and develop healthy and substantial financial goals.

For many students, college is the first and most significant financial investment of a lifetime. We’d like to help you get the most out of this investment and not only develop financial literacy skills, but to develop a healthy sense of financial wellness that you can carry confidently into your future.

https://www.endicott.edu/admission/tuition-financial-aid/financial-literacy-and-wellness


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

Each year the College establishes scholarships that help deserving current students augment government and private financial assistance. Some of these grants and scholarships will be selected by committee and no application is required. For others, the applications will be posted to our Scholarship Bulletin Board web page which is updated regularly.


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

Combination of above offerings and direct recruitment by admissions.


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?:
Yes

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

We have a single parent program. They live on campus with their children and take classes and achieve a Bachelor's degree.

https://www.endicott.edu/news-events/news/news-articles/2017/07/7-31modelsofexcellence


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:

Under the single parent program, individuals live on campus with their children and take classes and achieve a Bachelor's degree.


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

Keys to Degrees: Educating Two Generations Together is designed for academically qualified single men and women, ages 18 to 24, at the time they enter the program, who are the parents of young children. Choosing from among the College’s outstanding programs of study, these young parents enjoy the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in an environment that supports their special needs and the needs of their children. Program benefits include campus housing and the full array of support services offered by the College.

Once accepted into the program, students live on campus with their children 12 months a year. Highlights of living on campus include apartment-style accommodations with shared cooking and laundry facilities.

Generally students in the program qualify for state and local vouchers that are accepted as payment for child care services by providers in the local area. Working with the director of the program, students find placements that are both educationally enriching for the children and adaptable to the schedules of the students.

Workshops on a variety of subjects, counseling sessions, and a mentoring program where single parents share their experiences and successes are available to students.

In addition, students in the program benefit from all the services the College has to offer including academic support, career counseling, internship advice, pastoral and personal counseling, and a wide variety of student activities and cultural events.

Eligible students receive aid in the form of outright scholarship assistance and a variety of federal, state, and local grants, and loans. A payment plan is available to make students’ financial contribution to the cost of their education more convenient.


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):
18

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
64

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):
65

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):
30

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):
88

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The percentage of entering students that are low income is the ratio of all U.S.-based first-time and transfer undergraduate students who began in fall 2014, applied for financial aid, and were offered a PELL grant compared to the total number of U.S.-based undergraduate students in fall 2014.
The graduation rate for low income students is the percent of fall 2008 first-time freshmen who accepted a Pell Grant during their first year and completed a bachelor degree within 6 years.
The percentage of student financial need met is from Common Data Set item H2 I and is the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid, excluding any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC.
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt is the percentage of undergraduate students who graduated without any federal, state or institutional loans.

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