Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.32 / 4.00 Paulina Cruz
Head of Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance
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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:

All students who enter Ethnic Diversity have all tuition covered. USFQ graduates from the program have applied for international masters getting scholarships and USFQ has paid for their airplane tickets.


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:

Students have preparation before they start classes. They continuously have the support of tutors who monitor and help them develop strategies for their classes specific for ethnic diversity. The learning center and counseling services are also open to all students.


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

PDE students have all tuition covered. Students request financial assistance according to income and need. This financial assistance can be in the form of scholarships or low-interest loans.


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

Admissions office collaborates with Diversidad Étnica to visit local communities.


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:
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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:

A breastfeeding room is provided for new mothers.


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
32

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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2742 students receive financial aid (Out of this, 440 students received more than 51% in financial aid)
57 students from low income backgrounds received full tuition (out of 945 merit scholarships)
Total 2799.
32% of students receive financial support to attend USFQ

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