Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

SNHU has frozen online tuition rates in 2012 to make education as affordable as possible for all. During this time, the Commonfund Higher Education Price Index has increased by a total of 15%.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), with generous support from The Shapiro Foundation and TheDream.US, announced a new initiative to educate 1,000 DACA students over the next five years. Working with on-the-ground partners, the initiative will provide full scholarships to DACA students to pursue associate and bachelor's degree programs through SNHU's competency-based education program, College for America.
More information: https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2018/03/dreamers


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship and Regional Community College Scholarship for students coming from community colleges.

SNHU partnered with the Manchester YWCA to open SNHU Center for New Americans at YWCA NH, a new space for immigrant and refugee populations to gain access to education and support services. The Center will be staffed by SNHU employees and volunteers, with support from YWCA NH staff, and will offer ESOL programming, mentorship and coaching, college preparation, cultural orientation, and college-level courses and degree programs.
More information: https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2017/12/new-americans


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
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The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
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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 (0-100):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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