Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

The college meets the full calculated need of all admitted students as demonstrated through the FAFSA and CSS profile.


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

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts events and discussions on these topics.


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

Once those students arrive on campus, there are several support systems in place for students of diverse populations, but none that specifically target low-income students. We have a First Generation to College mentorship and Pre-Orientation program, which will serve some students from low-income backgrounds, but not all.


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

Trinity does not provide specific merit scholarships for low-income students.


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

The Admissions Office hosts two fly-in programs, one in the fall and one in the spring, that is designed to give seniors in the high school the opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community, focusing on the first-generation, international, and student of color experience. In addition, the college works closely with multiple Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and has no application fee for first-generation students.


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

Any student who is Pell-eligible and whose family has an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less will be presented with a four-year financial aid package, with first-year financial aid accompanied by estimates for future years.


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:

The college does not provide any scholarships 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:

While there is an onsite child care facility it serves the greater Hartford community, not just the Trinity community. There are no subsidies or financial support available.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

Trinity’s Individualized Degree Program (IDP) welcomes all applicants at least 24 years old or self-supporting, and our community of non-traditional students includes veterans, second bachelor’s degree candidates, and international students.


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):
100

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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