Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
Yale does not participate in federal TRIO programs.

A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
Yale has an extraordinarily generous need-based financial aid program that enables students from all backgrounds all over the word to be able to afford a Yale education. Yale College admits students for their academic and personal promise without regard to ability to pay. Families earning less than $65,000 annually do not make any contribution to the cost of an admitted child's education, and families earning between $60,000 and $120,000 typically contribute only 1% to 10% of their income. More than half of all undergraduates receive need-based, and the University provides more than $100 million annually in financial aid for Yale College students. In the 2010–2011 year, 57% of all Yale undergraduates received need-based aid from Yale. In 2010–2011, the average Yale Scholarship was $35,500.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
Financial aid staff are trained to be able to communicate with families of all types all over the world.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
The Student Financial Services office provides information about its financial aid program over the web and our admissions officers and student ambassadors describe our generous financial aid program when traveling across the country, and the world.

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Yale’s scholarships are solely based on need, so the largest amounts of scholarship go to our neediest students; if the family income is under $65,000, then the expected parent contribution is $0.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
Yale provides complete information about its financial aid program and the application process on the Univesrity website. We also provide customer service by email, telephone, and in person.

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
The admissions office specially targets low-income areas when sending out our student ambassadors. Yale has also partnered with Questbridge in order to locate and recruit talented low-income students who might not otherwise find their way to Yale.

A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
An applicant’s academic strength is Yale's first consideration. We review grades, standardized test scores, and evaluations by a counselor and two teachers to determine academic strength. The admissions committee then factors in student qualities such as motivation, curiosity, energy, leadership ability, and distinctive talents.

A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
Yale also provides financial aid for attendance at any one of the University’s graduate and professional schools. The graduate and professional programs are both merit-based, and need-based, and the policies vary at the individual schools based on local funding.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
Student Financial Services provides special group orientation meetings for International Students, students attending the Multi-Cultural orientation, and all students who want additional information prior to the beginning of the fall term.

The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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