Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan McEnany
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pace University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
Dean for Students
Pace University Pleasantville
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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:

Pace University relies on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), filed by students seeking financial assistance each year, to determine the need-based financial aid offerings. The Federal Processing Center uses the information provided on the FAFSA (i.e. number in household, number in college, adjusted gross income, family assets, etc.) to determine the student/parent’s “Expected Family Contribution” (etc.). Pace University employs the federal methodology to determine a student’s financial need: Cost of Attendance – EFC – Resources = Financial Need. The lower the EFC, the more need the student will demonstrate. Students with lower EFC numbers/greater need are awarded larger Pace Grants and campus-based federal aid programs as well (i.e. Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work Study and Perkins Loans). In fact, 49% of all 2011-2012 FAFSA filers, at Pace University, were Pell Grant recipients. To date, (2012-2013 year not finalized) 48% of 2012-2013 FAFSA filers are Pell Grant recipients. Pell Grant is the oldest federal grant program and is reserved for students demonstrating the most financial need.


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:

Information updated from Mark Stephens and Donna Grandpre

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