Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.22
Liaison Olivia Wiebe
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Idaho
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.52 / 4.00 Lexi Arritt
Program Coordinator
Strategic Enrollment Management
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
72

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
32.90

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
34

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
50.67

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

There is no admission application fee for prospective students who are Idaho residents, or for TRIO students applying to the University of Idaho. In addition, the Office of the Dean of Students has developed a fee structure which will allow all low-income students the opportunity to attend New Student Orientation by waiving or reducing the $100 fee.

Federal Pre-College TRIO Programs
In 1968, the University of Idaho became one of the first institutions in the nation to operate an Upward Bound program. The Upward Bound program is one of six programs being operated at the University of Idaho through the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences that are referred to as TRIO Programs. In support of a commitment to providing an educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic status, Congress established a series of programs (TRIO) to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic social life. Funding originally emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and has been expanded to serve 2,800 TRIO projects across the U.S. and nearly 800,000 low-income Americans. TRIO programs have been consistently funded at the UI since its inception.

Our programs include:
-Educational Talent Search
-Educational Opportunity Center
-Silver Valley Upward Bound
-STEM Access
-McNair Achievement
-Nations Upward Bound
-Bridge Idaho


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

The Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) provides services and support to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to access and participate in all of the opportunities available at the University of Idaho. (https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/cdar).

The Raven Scholars Program is an individualized, supported-transition program for University of Idaho students on the Autism Spectrum. This award-winning program was founded in 2011 with seed funds generously donated by Tom Alberg and Judi Beck of The Raven Trust. This free program has gained institutional support for the next five years and is moving towards a new Tiered Service Model in order to serve more Neurodivergent students at U of I. Please see more on our Program Model below. (https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/cdar/raven-scholars)

Military and Veteran Services - Our office exists to help you apply for and receive VA education benefits whether you are a veteran, guardsman or reservist, on active duty, or a dependent of a veteran.
(https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/military-and-veteran-services)


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:
13

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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* Percentage of entering students that are low-income is calculated as percent of incoming new freshmen receiving Pell Grants.

* Graduation/success rate for low-income students calculated as six year graduation rate for the Fall 2015 New Frosh Cohort who had received Pell.

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