Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.23
Liaison Sarah Williams
Submission Date July 24, 2023

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.26 / 4.00 Sarah Williams
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services
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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:

Whitman's financial aid budget has increased more than 50% over the past five years
Whitman meets full financial need for all students from Washington State
Whitman partners with multiple organizations and commits to meeting the full financial need of students from those organizations
Whitman's innovative Early Financial Aid Guarantee levels the playing field for low-income students (and has been recognized by several media outlets, including the New York Times and the Journal of College Admission, see attached)
Whitman's Visit Scholarship Program provides an all-expenses paid trip for selected low income students to visit Whitman.
Whitman's Summer Fly In Program provides an all-expenses paid on-campus pre-orientation program to low income students

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

Whitman's Gateway Program, while not exclusively for non-traditional students, is a primary source of non-traditional students through a strong partnership with Walla Walla Community College.
Whitman has a scholarship specifically for 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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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