Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.77 / 4.00 Caleb Longenecker Fox
Institutional Advancement
Development
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
82.40

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
37

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
44

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
44.60

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

Goshen College works very hard to earn students the greatest financial aid package for each semester that can be created to make education affordable. Last year, 99% of students were offered a financial aid package of an average of $25,773. In addition the institution provides other need based scholarships and grants directed specifically towards students of lower income, to accompany the FAFSA. Goshen College has about 200 endowed scholarships that are used to support student scholarships and access. Once students have applied to the school, Goshen is quick to find programs that will integrate and prepare individuals for the college lifestyle. Available programs are Summer Academic Leadership Program (SALT) and other programs formerly under MAO.


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

Goshen College has recently expanded our offerings of evening classes geared specifically for non-traditional students, which offers a few programs at a reduced tuition. We have also recently renovated our commuter lounge, which is for commuter students and a good portion of those students are non-traditional.


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:
100

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