Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison David Cullmer
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 4.00 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
68

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
23

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
14

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
77

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

A new University-wide initiative known as “Achieve Penn State” provides a unified brand for communicating the range of existing Penn State programs that advance access and affordability, a key focus of President Eric Barron’s tenure. The initiative supports hard-working students and their families by helping them plan for their future by eliminating obstacles so they can graduate with lower debt and in less time. https://news.psu.edu/story/610113/2020/02/28/academics/achieve-penn-state-unify-access-and-affordability-initiatives


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

The Office of Student Affairs provides online resources for Adult Students: http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/adults/
Continuing Education provides information for adult students on their website: http://ceup.psu.edu/


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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