Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
100

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
55

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
29

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
91

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

Vassar College maintains a policy of need blind admission for all domestic students, and makes no loans to students whose families make less than $60,000.


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

Vassar College was the first tertiary institution to partner with the Posse Foundation to launch the Posse Veterans Program, which increases the accessibility of a four-year college education for U.S. veterans. Vassar also has an employee reimbursement program, wherein full-time employees of Vassar may take classes and work towards a degree.


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:
23

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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