Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.44
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
29.72

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
93

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
36.15

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
100

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Since its founding in 1875, The American College of Greece (ACG) has provided assistance to students needing help in meeting their educational expenses, thereby enabling students with demonstrated ability and promise to access a quality education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Over €3.0 million in need- and merit-based scholarships and financial aid will be awarded in 2014-15. The College has expanded scholarship and financial support programs to ensure the affordability of an ACG education particularly in these challenging economic times. Financing a college education can be a daunting prospect. The College is committed to aiding students and their families in learning about the resources available through the College's financial aid programs and to assisting students and their families in finding ways to meet their educational expenses.

The Financial Assistance Program at ACG provides various levels of financial assistance based on need and/or academic achievement. The governing philosophy of our program is grounded in our belief that lack of funds should never prevent academically talented students from receiving a quality education. Funding for financial assistance originates from the College's own resources and from the generous contributions of donors.


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

-The Work-study program assures that students can self-finance a part of their studies independently of their economic background.
-In order to accommodate different demands from the vast variety of traditional and non-traditional the schedule of courses is time framed so that various offerings of the same course serve different needs.
-Advanced registration is offered to students meeting criteria for inclusion in order for non traditional students to accommodate their study schedule.


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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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