Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

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

- The Kalamazoo Merit Scholarships. These may be awarded through the College to incoming first-year or transfer students by the Office of Admission. This scholarship program is not need-based, so no financial aid application is required for renewal;
- The Enlightened Leadership awards, which have a separate essay/formal application process defined by the Office of Admission. These awards are not need-based, so no financial aid application is required for renewal
- The Kalamazoo Grant, which is awarded based on need from college funds. All students only need to submit the FAFSA to be considered for this grant.
- The Mandelle Award is a Kalamazoo College award for students who meet certain requirements by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This funding is renewable for four years if the student remains in good academic standing.
- Endowed scholarships, provided through the generosity of individuals who have donated money to the College. Recipients of such awards will receive information about the donor and will be expected to write a letter of thanks to the donor;
- State awards such as the Michigan Competitive Scholarship, which is based on need and merit, and the Michigan Tuition Grant, which is based only on need. Both are available through the Student Scholarships and Grants Division; and
- Federal awards such as Pell Grants and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) awarded from federal funds granted to Kalamazoo College. Both are need-based awards with SEOG priority given to Pell Grant recipients.

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

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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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