Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.03 / 4.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
69

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
55

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
22

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
82

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

Illinois Promise (I-Promise)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to providing access to quality education for high achieving students from all backgrounds. Current economic circumstances, however, threaten the affordability of higher education, particularly for students from the lowest income levels. With the shift of primary funding for state universities from state support to tuition, the need to maintain access to higher education is particularly pressing. Illinois Promise began in Fall 2005 to ensure the affordability of higher education for students from the lowest income levels. Illinois Promise assures eligible recipients sufficient grant and scholarship funds in combination with a minimal employment expectation to cover their estimated cost of tuition, fees, room and board, and books and supplies. Illinois Promise does not provide funding for summer classes. The Illinois Promise scholarship is about giving high-achieving, low-income students access to a world class education and a chance to succeed.

Monetary Award Program - MAP grants, which do not need to be repaid, are available to eligible Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need, based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You are not required to submit high school grades or test scores when applying for a MAP grant. MAP grants are not limited to traditional college-aged students. If all eligibility requirements are met, adult and non-traditional students (older than recent high school graduates) may also qualify. MAP grants can be applied only toward tuition and mandatory fees.


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

MANNIE L. JACKSON ILLINOIS ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (I-LEAP) - I-LEAP provides support to undergraduates enrolled in the College of Applied Health Sciences who are first-generation students, students from underrepresented groups, student athletes, and those recognized by the President Awards Program (PAP) and Educational Opportunities Program (EOP). Through bi-weekly one-on-one counseling, mentorship, workshops, academic skills development, leadership training, and referrals to resources, I-LEAP aims to increase student success at the University of Illinois and within the campus community.


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:
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