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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 63.92
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

The American College of Greece
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.23 / 4.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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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:

Since its founding in 1875, The American College of Greece (ACG) has provided assistance to students needing help in meeting their educational expenses, thereby enabling students with demonstrated ability and promise to access a quality education, regardless of their financial circumstances. Over €3.0 million in need- and merit-based scholarships and financial aid will be awarded in 2014-15. The College has expanded scholarship and financial support programs to ensure the affordability of an ACG education particularly in these challenging economic times. Financing a college education can be a daunting prospect. The College is committed to aiding students and their families in learning about the resources available through the College's financial aid programs and to assisting students and their families in finding ways to meet their educational expenses.

The Financial Assistance Program at ACG provides various levels of financial assistance based on need and/or academic achievement. The governing philosophy of our program is grounded in our belief that lack of funds should never prevent academically talented students from receiving a quality education. Funding for financial assistance originates from the College's own resources and from the generous contributions of donors.


A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
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A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

DEREE students may qualify for private scholarships funded by generous donors to the College (endowed and expendable scholarships) as well as from the College's own resources (college scholarships). Eligibility for these scholarships is based on donor-specific criteria (e.g. geographical origin, academic interest and/or performance, co-curricular activities, etc.) and other criteria set by the College.

Scholarships are awarded in the discretion of the College and the Financial Assistance and Planning Office. Students who meet the eligibility requirements of a particular fund are not automatically entitled to a scholarship.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

ACG through +plefsis actively reqruits and offers financial assistance to students from underrepresented groups


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

All scholarships and financial aid initiatives are also awarded on equal terms to qualified individuals whether part-time or full time.


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:

-The Work-study program assures that students can self-finance a part of their studies independently of their economic background.
-In order to accommodate different demands from the vast variety of traditional and non-traditional the schedule of courses is time framed so that various offerings of the same course serve different needs.
-Advanced registration is offered to students meeting criteria for inclusion in order for non traditional students to accommodate their study schedule.


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):
36.15

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

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):
86.84

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):
0

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):
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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.