Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.57
Liaison Sherri Mason
Submission Date June 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.46 / 4.00 Andrea Konkol
Director of Enrollment Management
Admissions
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
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Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
22.10

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
31.80

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
56

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
PaSSS: Pathway to Success: Summer Start, is a summer bridge program that provides financial resources, mentoring and college survival skills to low-income and first generation first year students to help ensure on-time or early graduation, decreased loan debt and support.
CSP: Comprehensive Studies Program is an alternative admissions program for financially and educationally disadvantaged students that provides financial, educational, and cultural support for students.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
Our Center for Adult Learners provides academic counseling and advising to adult learners. Adult learners are defined as those 24 or older, veterans, or those having adult roles.

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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