Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.73 / 4.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
58.90

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
40

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
35

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
71.10

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

The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who focus on leadership development and community service. The program serves the educational needs of CIP scholars by providing access to college along with a wide range of program support. This first gen hub encourages all Pacific students to partner with the Pacific BLOCK (Building Leaders Overcoming Challenges with Knowledge) conference, mentoring and promotion of literacy with local youth.

It was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus. More than 1,000 students have graduated from the program since its inception. https://www.pacific.edu/academics/community-involvement-program

Success TRIO is a US Department of Education grant-funded program serving first-generation, underrepresented students. Services for SUCCESS-TRiO students include: tutoring, direct financial assistance, academic, financial, personal and career counseling. The mission is to provide holistic and effective retention services to eligible students by empowering them in their academic, personal and social development. https://www.pacific.edu/student-life/equity-inclusion/success-trio

All students also have the opportunity to apply for Powell, Regent, President, Provost or Pacific scholarships. The Powell Scholarship comes with a commitment that the student will graduate debt free.


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

Pacific PROMISE Scholars is the University of the Pacific's program to directly support current and former foster care students, as well as students without a traditional family support system, creating a sense of home and belonging on campus while connecting to on and off-campus resources and mentors. https://www.pacific.edu/academics/educational-equity/pacific-PROMISE-scholars


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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Percentage of need met and graduation success rate information is from Office of Institutional research.

Graduation rate for low income students is 6-year graduation rate of students whose expected family contribution is less than $5,000.

Percentage of entering low-income students is based on percentage of students receiving Pell Grants - Office of Financial Aid

Percentage of students graduating with loan debt is for undergraduates only and is based on the percent of students who did not take out loans. - Office of Financial Aid

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