Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Keely Walston
Asst. to VP Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
84

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
53

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
15

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
78

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

Through the Office of Student Financial Assistance (http://financialaid.gwu.edu/how-does-it-work), GW administers various financial programs to help students and their families afford the cost of attendance and aims to provide the best aid package available.

Fixed Tuition (https://studentaccounts.gwu.edu/undergraduate-tuition): GW’s fixed tuition plan gives families the ability to know and plan for the full cost of a four year education. While housing costs may change, tuition will remain the same for an entire undergraduate program, provided the student follows requirements.

Pell Grants (http://financialaid.gwu.edu/federal-pell-grant): The number of GW students receiving Pell Grants has steadily increased.


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

Yes

The George Washington University Office of Military and Veteran Student Services is committed to providing our student veterans, dependents, and military personnel with both student support services and student administrative services. GW continued its commitment to military and veteran students by expanding its Yellow Ribbon Program benefits in June 2016. The university has been named a “Best for Vets” university by Military Times since 2010 and has been listed among G.I. Jobs’ “Military-Friendly” institutions since 2009.

The Office of Non-Degree Students (ONDS) supports students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program through GW, but would like to take a class.
Alumni and local area seniors interested in auditing courses may do so through the Alumni Course Audit Program (http://alumni.gwu.edu/alumni-course-audit-program) with the GW Alumni Office.

Corcoran Arts Continuing Education offers a dynamic environment for artistic spirits of all abilities and interests to work, explore and mingle. Courses (https://nondegree.gwu.edu/cce) are taught by leading professionals in their fields. Non-degree students of all ages & abilities participate in classes in ceramics, digital media design, drawing, interior design, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking and more. Corcoran Arts is the resource to brush up on basics, develop further expertise, or just have fun. Afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available to work around your schedule.

The GW Teachers in Industry Project (http://teachersinindustry.gwu.edu/) (GW TIP) is an initiative to provide middle and high school core content teachers the opportunity to experience firsthand the work environment for which they are preparing their students. Externship experiences at top regional businesses allow teachers in the english, math, science, social studies and CTE content areas to become aware of the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the STEM-focused 21st century workforce. Students in this program are considered non-degree students at the university.


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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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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