Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.84
Liaison Lauren Ng
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.1

Scripps College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lola Trafecanty
Director of Grounds
Grounds Department
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Scripps College meets 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The average loan debt for a Scripps graduate is under $14,000.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Established in 2002, Scripps College Academy (SCA) is a free year-round college-readiness program for high-achieving young women in the greater Los Angeles area. Through mentorship from Scripps College faculty and staff, participants develop the confidence and skills to be well-prepared college applicants, successful college students, and professionals who create positive, lasting change.

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

The College also offers the Drake scholarship to some new students that receive the Pell Grant. This scholarship helps to reduce the loan component of a student’s financial aid package. In addition, Scripps College is a QuestBridge partner, a program that serves low-income students. Each fall we enroll 2-3 Quest Scholars.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

Each fall the Admission Office hosts the program Discover Scripps. This program’s focus is on women of color, low-income and first generation students. Students are nominated by their high school counselor, and students selected for the program are brought to campus at the college’s expense. The program focuses on admission, financial aid, academics and the benefits of a liberal arts college and women’s college. Each fall we bring approximately 40 students to campus.

The Admission Office is in the process of creating a program in the local area that focuses on low-income and under-resourced schools. We are in the preliminary planning stages, but our hope is to create partnerships with colleges and help to educate students about the college search and application process.

Each April the Admission Office provides funding for admitted students to visit campus. The primary focus is women of color, and part of the selection criteria for a percentage of the group is based on financial need. In addition, low income admitted students may request a travel grant to visit campus. Grants are approved based on high financial need.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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