Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.58 / 4.00 Brian Oles
Associate Dean for Enrollment Research
Enrollment Management & Marketing
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:
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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 any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Stonehill Light & Hope need-based grants are available to students with eligibility. Merit scholarships are also available to students who qualify.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of other admissions policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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A brief description of other financial aid policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Stonehill College awards financial aid, as funds permit, on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic performance. Certain sources of financial aid are based solely on merit; most is based on financial need; some on a combination of both.

A complete financial aid application is required for initial consideration and renewal of all institutional need-based funds. Consideration for and renewal of merit-only funds does not require the filing of a financial aid application. Every student who provides a complete financial aid application is offered self-help assistance in the form of a Federal Direct Student Loan and, possibly, work-study.

Stonehill attempts to meet every student’s financial need with institutional and government resources. Because sufficient resources are not always available to meet 100% of every student’s need; there is considerable competition for funds. Priority is given to students who demonstrate exceptional need, perform at outstanding academic levels, and complete the application process by stated deadlines.


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
Yes

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income 23
The graduation/success rate for low-income students 70
The percentage of student financial need met, on average 93
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt 22

The 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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The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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