Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.91 / 4.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

• Financial Aid
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is committed to providing access to higher education and minimizing loan debt for all undergraduate students, by optimizing the positive impact of university supported grants on student retention and graduation while controlling the campus based financial aid budget. UIC has allocated a portion of its operating budget to provide Illinois residents who are Pell or MAP eligible with supplemental grant aid that will support them to degree completion while attending UIC. There are two levels of grant aid in this program, the UIC Access to Excellence Grant and the UIC Gateway Grant.

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

The Commuter Student Resource Center provides a space where commuters can study in quiet, socialize in a lounge, or do homework on public computers and printers. It offers a kitchen, locker rooms with showers, and lactation rooms. A full-time staff provides programming and services to help commuters feel better connected to the campus. Located on the second floor of UIC’s Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., the center averages more than 3,000 student-visits per week. In announcing the award, NASPA noted that the Commuter Student Resource Center “demonstrates excellence in designing a comprehensive program that provides its off-campus students with facilities, services, and programs” necessary for successful academic achievement.

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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