Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.17 / 4.00 Taylor Barry
Director
Institutional Research
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
67

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
35

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
33

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
28

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

Lees-McRae offers a need-based institutional grant to financially help students with demonstrated financial need.


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

Lees-McRae Financial Aid Staff generally participates in High School FAFSA Nights to assist students from our local counties when they're ready to complete their FAFSA to apply for financial aid. (Also, ask Amanda Merritt for input here.)

We offer a need-based institutional grant for those with demonstrated financial need, but we also have several Endowed/Restricted Scholarships designated for students with financial need.

Our Distance Learning Programs are very low cost, and designed as a Bachelor's Degree Completion program for students who have already received an associates degree. This program is very popular with low-income students.

Our Distance Learning Programs are very low cost, and designed as a Bachelor's Degree Completion program for students who have already received an associates degree. Also, local students or students who are married/adult learners have the option to live off campus and take classes at LMC.


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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