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Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Jan. 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Loyola University Chicago
PA-8: Affordability and Access

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Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Pell Grant; Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and Federal Work Study with an institutional match; MAP Grant and Loyola Grants. In addition, we have a Loyola Guarantee to support students who may have a change in their families financial positions as well as Hardship Grants to support financial struggling students.
30% of Loyola’s undergraduate students receive the Pell grant. In addition to the Pell Grant, all of these students receive some sort of Loyola grant to help offset the cost of attendance. In addition, endowed scholarships are awarded to through the Fin Aid office to students with strong academics and demonstrated financial need.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Professional development and training for staff; bi-lingual staff; dedicated staff for VA students; personalized customer service in a one-stop shop model


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

The Office of First Year Experience targets local area high school students over the summer to prepare students for the college application process. The Office of Undergraduate Admission conducts and participates in numerous outreach events with both prospective parents and students about the college experience; this includes work with the Chicago Public School system with individual high school visits, college fairs and panels as well as hosted programs like Gates Millennium Scholars.

The financial aid office provides Financial literacy training; well-developed award letters; net price calculator; published financial aid handbook


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

All students are eligible for our merit awards which range from $7500 to $18,000. A Cristo Rey (by definitional all students are high need) Scholarship program has been established and five full tuition, room and board scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is good for all four years.
All students that demonstrate some financial need are provided some support from Loyola.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

The Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Financial Aid office conduct numerous outreach events with both prospective parents and students about the college experience, including presentations at Open House and Orientations; FAFSA Completion Days; presentations at financial aid nights at area high schools; outreach to inner city schools.


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

The following is a sample of organizations we partner with for outreach efforts:

LINK Unlimited
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation
Gear-Up
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination
Kappa Leadership Institute
Urban Students Empowered
Chicago Scholars
Next Generation Venture Fund
National Hispanic Institute
Give Something Back Foundation
CPS/Gates Millennium Scholars
Instituto Health Science Academy/Project Exploration
Cristo Rey Network Schools
Senn High School along with the School of Education


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

Bridge to Loyola program for students how may not have had the access to college prep curriculum at the high school level and need academic support starting the summer prior to the freshman year and throughout the first year.


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

On- on-one financial aid counseling; working directly with Bursar to get student on a budgeted payment plan; financial literacy programs; social media campaigns via Twitter and Facebook.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

n/a


Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Achieving College Excellence Program, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Transitions program by the Office of the First Year Experience, Commuter Student Services, etc. In addition, we have the School of Continuing and Professional Students which supports the adult learner. One financial aid staff member is dedicated to the students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Institutional scholarships and grants are available to part-time students.


A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

The university's Wellness Center hosts a child care facility for students, staff and faculty.


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:


The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is dedicated to supporting the needs of non-traditional students.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 27
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 54
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 82
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 29

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
55

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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