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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have policies and programs in place 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:

SOAR Ambassadors are carefully selected based on a review of high school academic achievement and standardized test score performance. This scholarship award is the equivalent of UNCW tuition and fees each year, with supplemental awards added towards, books, housing and meals during the sophomore, junior and senior years. In addition to the supplemental awards, SOAR Ambassadors are awarded federal work-study in their junior and senior years so they can earn valuable work experience. SOAR Ambassadors receive the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees each academic year of eligibility.


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

n/a


A brief description of any programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Isaac Bear Early College High School opened in the fall of 2006 as a partnership between the North Carolina New Schools Project, New Hanover County Schools and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As an early college high school, students participate in an accelerated high school education program which offers honors courses to prepare students for the rigor of college.


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

SOAR Ambassadors are carefully selected based on a review of high school academic achievement and standardized test score performance. This scholarship award is the equivalent of UNCW tuition and fees each year, with supplemental awards added towards, books, housing and meals during the sophomore, junior and senior years. In addition to the supplemental awards, SOAR Ambassadors are awarded federal work-study in their junior and senior years so they can earn valuable work experience. SOAR Ambassadors receive the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees each academic year of eligibility.


A brief description of any programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

n/a


A brief description of any targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

n/a


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

n/a


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

n/a


A brief description of other policies and programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students not covered above:

n/a


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

A brief description of any scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW is a university-led and member-supported organization that provides lifelong learning opportunities. OLLI at UNCW focuses on adults aged 50 and older in the southeastern North Carolina region, through educational and experiential programming, connecting the adult and university communities.


A brief description of any onsite child care facilities, partnerships with local facilities, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:

n/a


A brief description of other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:

n/a


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (accessibility and affordability indicators)?:
No

Indicators that the institution is accessible and affordable to low-income students::
Percentage (0-100)
The percentage of entering students that are low-income ---
The graduation/success rate for low-income students ---
The percentage of student financial need met, on average ---
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt ---

The percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
---

The website URL where information about the institution's affordability and access programs is available:

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.