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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.07 / 4.00 Lynne Robinson
Associate VP/ Chief Enrollment Officer
Online Admissions
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

Institution offers need-based financial aid to students. As need increases, institutional aid increases.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:

Educational Policy Committee review and approval of admissions changes to elimination of SAT score requirements.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Orientation, First Year Experience (FYE)


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

Institution offers need-based financial aid to students.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Institution offers need-based financial aid to students.


Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

Nursing students in online program


A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

College offers online courses, allowing a better fit to time/schedule of non-traditional student for the very purpose of making education more accessible to under-represented groups since the 1970s to ensure students interested in nursing and education fields would have access to education from any geographic location. It started as a correspondence program and has grown into a high quality online education system consisting of multiple programs that continue to provide low cost, high quality programs that offer the time and place flexibility required of non-traditional students. Numerous certificates are available to allow the non-traditional student increased opportunity to focus on a specific goal and complete a program within a short amount of time.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
Yes

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
30

The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
77

On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
80

The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
20

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 (0-100):
50

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.