Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
78.60

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
63.60

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
10.10

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
88

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

The following are need-based scholarships:
Jesuit Ignatian Award.
The Jesuit Ignatian Award is awarded to first-year undergraduate students who have graduated from a Jesuit high school.

SCU Need-based Grant
SCU Need-based Grant is a University funded grant awarded to first-year undergraduate students by Enrollment Management.

SCU Incentive Grant
The SCU Incentive Grant, awarded to first-year undergraduate students by Enrollment Management, is a personal recognition scholarship awarded to selected individuals who will improve the characteristics of the entering class by virtue of the degree to which we are able to foster a stronger spirit of inclusive excellence among our students as measured by geographic, gender, economic and ethnic diversity.

Alumni Family Scholars Program
The Alumni Family Scholars program is awarded to first-year undergraduate students that are identified from the admission application and decisions are made by the Alumni Family Committee in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

More information:
https://www.scu.edu/financialaid/types-of-aid/scholarships-and-grants/


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

The Santa Clara University LEAD Scholars Program is for first-generation college students (students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university) focused on academic success and community engagement. Students in the LEAD Scholars Program often also receive scholarships and grants from the University to assist with the costs of tuition, living expenses, and textbooks.

Since 2015, the institution has developed a Veterans Support Coordination group that oversees student veteran efforts on the campus. This includes overseeing the Yellow Ribbon program and the Ahmanson Foundation grant.


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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