Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.03
Liaison Peter Barker
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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STARS v1.2

St. John's University, New York
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Beth Evans
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Office of Enrollment Management
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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?:

St. John's University's financial aid awarding policy is based on the student’s financial need, as demonstrated by the completion and results of the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA), as well as the students high school performance. Our institutional financial aid awarding policy favors those students that show financial need (low-income students), by awarding them a higher amount of financial aid. Additionally, there are federal financial aid programs, that are geared towards low-income students and we ensure that we assist those students by awarding them those financial aid programs.

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:

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

St. John's University offers a number of scholarships that are available to only low-income students (Pell eligible). The scholarships are awarded by the Office of Student Financial Services.

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

St. John's University offers financial aid workshops to assist families in the completion of the financial aid application. We also have dedicated financial aid counselors to help low-income families navigate through the financial aid process.

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

We partner with various Community Based Organizations (CBO) that work with disadvantaged students. We conduct visits, attend their college fairs and sponsor bus trips for the students to visit the St John’s campuses during the college search process. In addition, we host financial planning sessions on campus and at local high schools for parents and students to help them navigate the financial aid process. Lastly, Admission staff members serve as mentors at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling’s Camp College which is designed to give high schools students to have a college experience to understand the benefits of attending college.

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

Students who apply must provide an application, non-refundable application fee of $50, official high school transcript or official General Equivalency Diploma and score report and official SAT or ACT score reports. Students are encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from their college advisor and a personal statement.

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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