Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.15
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

University at Albany
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.65 / 4.00 Stephen Kudzin
Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
UAlbany participates in several programs including the federal work study program that provides part-time jobs to students who demonstrate financial need; https://www.albany.edu/cost-aid/financial-aid/apply-federal-financial-aid

Federal Pell Grants are available to UAlbany students as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); https://www.albany.edu/cost-aid/financial-aid/apply-federal-financial-aid

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federal grant awarded by the college to matriculated undergraduate students with exceptional need. https://www.albany.edu/cost-aid/financial-aid/apply-federal-financial-aid

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. https://www.hesc.ny.gov/
State University Student Assistance (SUSTA) – provides supplemental financial assistance to financially needy students who are TAP recipients.

SUNY Tuition Credit (STC) – available to all TAP recipients to cover remaining tuition and the university fee. Awards vary on a sliding scale.

Excelsior Scholarship – covers tuition for eligible SUNY students. Excelsior is the last dollar in after TAP, STC, Pell, SEOG and other tuition assistance awards. Eligibility is primarily based on academic and financial requirements.

Excelsior Tuition Credit (ETC) – structurally similar to STC, covers the remaining tuition not funded by Excelsior. Awards vary on a sliding scale.

EOP is a grant program for New York State residents who are admitted to the college through the Educational Opportunity Program at the beginning of their postsecondary study. Students must be full-time matriculated undergraduates. https://www.albany.edu/admissions/educational-opportunity-program

The university participates in following TRIO programs:
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement
Student Support Services
Talent Search
TRIO Dissemination Partnership Program
Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs Staff
Upward Bound
Upward Bound Math-Science

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students-
The university has established a program to assist veterans in getting their degree. See: https://www.albany.edu/veterans

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:

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

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