Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 4.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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:
Niner Needs offers a variety of support services for students struggling to secure basic needs. Swipe Out Hunger is a program that provides students who are food insecure access to meals in campus dining halls. The Jamil Niner student Pantry offers meals and demonstrations on what meals can be made using food from the pantry. The Short-Term Emergency Housing Program (STEHP) assists students with temporary on-campus housing who have been displaced from their home, apartment, or have experienced a crisis that has caused a significant change in their housing status. The Student Emergency Fund provides financial support for unexpected and unavoidable life emergencies. Niner Central Short-term Loans assist students to meet emergency expenses. Niner Central provides financial aid and administrative services to students. The 49er Next Program offers guaranteed admission to students from six North Carolina community colleges, providing a lower-cost pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Financial aid programs that specifically address low-income students include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, University of North Carolina Need-Based Grants, State-Appropriated Grants, and Tuition Assistance Grants. UNC Charlotte also offers more than 140 need-based scholarships annually. Federal work-study and Federal subsidized loans are need-based. Textbook rental and digital programs have been instituted, and faculty are provided with guidance on how they can help control textbook costs for students. The University revised University Policy 204 on Textbooks and Instructional Materials to formally recognize the need to lower these costs to students.

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

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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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The website URLs where information about the institution's affordability and access programs are available at: https://ninercentral.charlotte.edu/financial-aid-loans/types-aid/grants; https://ninercentral.charlotte.edu/financial-aid-loans/four-steps-financial-aid; https://ninerneeds.charlotte.edu/; https://ninerfinances.charlotte.edu/; https://oases.charlotte.edu/student-programs-events-resources-stories/adult-student-ambassador-programs; https://graduateschool.charlotte.edu/funding/funding-graduate-education; https://graduateschool.charlotte.edu/funding/financial-aid

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