Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.69
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.21 / 4.00 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Center for Sustainability
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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:

Along with federal and state need-based financial aid available to students, Santa Clara University also funds the following 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 Grants are funded by the University along with donor-funded scholarships and the Santa Clara Fund. It is awarded to first-year undergraduate students by Enrollment Management.

Alumni Family Scholars Program - The Alumni Family Scholars program is awarded to first-year undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of Santa Clara University alumni. 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/university-grants/

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

The 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, community engagement, and vocational exploration.

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:

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