Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Jeff Clark
Professor
Geology
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
93

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
63

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
24

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
71

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

The Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office has policies in place to provide financial aid packages that make Lawrence University affordable for those students who are most likely to be successful at Lawrence. This includes policies that meet a higher percentage of need with gift aid for specific groups of students, including those recruited through the Community Based Organizations (CBO) that we partner with. Additionally, students work closely with staff on payment plans, work-study opportunities, and other options to make Lawrence affordable for all students. We also work closely with parents of low-income students who need help in completing the financial aid application and understanding the payment options. Recently, the university has begun raising funds with the purpose to meet the full institutional need of all students.


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

Lawrence is a fully certified institution committed to the education of military veterans. We participate fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program—which allows extra scholarship funds to be available without any additional charge to Post-9/11 GI bill recipients.


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:
60

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