Affordability & Access (2.2)

Credit Language

PA 8: Affordability & Access – version 2.2

Frequently Asked Questions

How has this credit changed between STARS 2.1 and 2.2?

Substantive changes have been made. The credit has been revised to be strictly performance-based. Qualitative information about support for low-income and non-traditional students is moved to Optional Reporting Fields. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the 2.2 Summary of changes.

Example Responses

  • Dickinson College – Comprehensive responses are provided, including good detail on methodology in the Notes section.
  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Uploaded documentation provides a break-down of students and whether their financial needs were met.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • Numeric outliers: Institutions should report figures based on the largest admissions group or student cohort (all students or all undergraduate students). Very low or very high outliers should be clarified in the Notes field.

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