Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 John Young
Dean
Admissions
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
95.60

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
28

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
21

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
97

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

Pell grants
The Colleges have increased the share of Pell-eligible students (15% of students are Pell recipients). The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. The award gives up to $6,095 per year (as of 2018).

Geneva Scholarship Associates
HWS has enabled nearly 200 students from the local Geneva High School who have financial need to attend the Colleges.

Financial Aid
The Colleges have expanded financial aid in the past five years from $43 million to $52 million.


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

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is for New York residents attending a New York college. The student must demonstrate financial need and meet the economic and educational eligibility criteria of the program. The program provides up to $5,398/year (as of 2018), as determined by the institution and state funding levels.


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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