Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Overtoun Jenda
Assoc. Provost, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
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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:

Auburn University does not participate in federal TRIO programs.


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

Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) Program – The PLUS program was instituted to increase diversity among the undergraduate student population at Auburn University, with an emphasis on students from underserved populations. The program assists seventy students per year financially by providing a $2,000 scholarship per academic year renewable up to four years, and supports them academically and socially to ensure that they are successful at Auburn University. Retention activities include peer mentoring, workshops on time management and study skills, tutoring and counseling services, leadership opportunities, and enrolling new students in freshman level core classes together. https://fp.auburn.edu/diversity/plusInfo.aspx


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 university does not have a specific program to train faculty and staff in this manner.


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

Family University – Family University was established through a partnership of Access and Community Initiatives and Loachapoka High School. The program is designed to address the college readiness of students in grades 7-12 at Loachapoka High School. Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs staff members visited the school weekly throughout the academic year and worked with the students on topics such as ACT preparation, career development, financial aid, admissions processes, writing skills, etc. http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/family_university.htm

Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) Program – SEE is an intensive four-week residential summer program for over 30 underserved students. The program is staffed by Mathematics and English faculty, graduate teaching assistants, counselors, and academic advisors. Students take two classes designed to prepare them for freshman-level coursework and participate in parallel workshops supplementing the classroom instruction. The aims of the program are to increase enrollment for underserved populations, increase students’ mathematics and English skills, expose students earlier to various fields, develop study and time management skills, and introducing the students to a network of faculty, staff, and fellow minority students. https://fp.auburn.edu/diversity/see.aspx


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

Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) Program – The PLUS program was instituted to increase diversity among the undergraduate student population at Auburn University, with an emphasis on students from underserved populations. The program assists seventy students per year financially by providing a $2,000 scholarship per academic year renewable up to four years, and supports them academically and socially to ensure that they are successful at Auburn University. Retention activities include peer mentoring, workshops on time management and study skills, tutoring and counseling services, leadership opportunities, and enrolling new students in freshman level core classes together. https://fp.auburn.edu/diversity/plusInfo.aspx


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

Roadmap to College – “Roadmap to College” posters were distributed to K-12 students throughout the state of Alabama. These posters provide students, parents, and counselors with a useful, step-by-step process to assist in preparing for a four-year college or university. Information is provided on topics including course recommendations, financial aid resources, application processes, college entrance tests, etc. https://fp.auburn.edu/diversity/roadmap.aspx


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

Minority Recruiting – The Auburn University Office of Admissions works with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) to focus on minority recruiting. An ODMA Admissions Advisor/Coordinator of Recruitment Services works to establish pre-college programs targeted at attracting a diverse student population from predominantly African American, Hispanic American, and economically disadvantaged communities, and serves as a recruitment territorial manager. Other minority recruitment activities include Auburn University Minority Preview Day, counselor workshops and visitation days, receptions honoring high-achieving minority students, financial aid workshops for students and parents, college fairs, and visits to predominantly minority high schools. http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/preview/


A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:

Auburn University is seeking to admit students that:
Reflect the University's mission as the state's leading research university;
Represent the unique strengths and characteristics of students from across the state and beyond; and
Meet the Enrollment Guidelines established by the Board of Trustees.
In order to achieve these goals, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider the Grade point average and ACT/SAT score.

The admissions office encourages students interested in attending Auburn to complete the application process. Students are expected to be adequately prepared to succeed academically at Auburn as evidenced by their admissions test scores, high-school grades, and educational preparation. All interested students will be considered on an individual basis.
http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/faqs/admissions.html


A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:

Students receive guidance in accessing a range of financial aid instruments.
Policies exist and are explained for both credit hour and satisfactory progress requirements, .
General Financial Aid Policies and Conditions of Award can be found at the following websites.

http://www.financialaid.auburn.edu

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business_office/sfs/policies-procedures.html


A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:

N/A


The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:

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