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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.

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Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 19, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Vermont
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Barbara Johnson
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:

The Student Support Services Program works with 225 UVM students (first year to senior) each year by providing them with academic, social, and cultural support throughout college. This is a voluntary program, but we believe it can be really helpful in making sure that students are able to stay on track while in college.

Students can submit an application to the SSS program at any time after they have been accepted to UVM. However, depending on when they apply, they will either be accepted immediately or placed on a waiting list for the next year, so the earlier an application can be sent to us, the better.

SSS serves first-generation college students (students who do not have a parent who has graduated from a four year university or college), students who have a documented disability, and students whose family income falls within U.S. Department of Education guidelines


A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

Through assistance in financial aid opportunities and low cost text books.


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

The Learning Co-Op provides resources for faculty and staff in addressing low-income students and providing outside resources to assist them at UVM.


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

Tutoring, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and Disability Services


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

Pell grants are available for low income students


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:
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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 admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above 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.