Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
74

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
59

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
39.10

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
80.10

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

The HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship programs provide either a portion or all of tuition at UGA for students that graduate from an eligible high school with a certain GPA and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during their college career at UGA. https://osfa.uga.edu/types-of-aid/undergraduate/scholarships/hope-and-zell-miller-scholarships/

There are also several grants the University of Georgia participates in that are available to low-income students such as the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. https://osfa.uga.edu/types-of-aid/undergraduate/grants/

There is also a needs-based Federal Work-Study program at the University of Georgia. https://osfa.uga.edu/types-of-aid/undergraduate/federal_work-study/

ONE UGA Scholarship
-Typically 35-40 new student awards
-Academically strong students who provide diversity to UGA based on the University’s broad definition of diversity
-Annual $1,500 renewable award (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or $1,500 renewable award plus a Presidential Waiver of Non-resident fees
Students must maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.0 UGA GPA.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
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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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data comes from UGA's Fall 2019 Common Data Set (CDS)

Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid:
Line item H2-i

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
100% minus line item H5-a

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
Line item H2-c minus line item B1-total undergrad

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
Line item B11 from 2013 cohort

https://oir.uga.edu/_resources/files/cds/UGA_CDS_2019-2020.pdf

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