Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Deric Gruen
Submission Date July 1, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bellevue College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ata Karim
Director
Multicultural Services
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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 TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO) program at Bellevue College provides academic and personal support to students with limited income, disabilities, or who are the first in their families to attend college.

The TRiO program furthers the Bellevue College mission of educational excellence and equal access by providing the following services:

-Study skills development
-Tutoring
-Academic and personal advising
-English language assistance
-Equipment lending program
-Scholarships
-Textbook lending library


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

Bellevue College offers scholarships and some tuition waivers to low-income students, including:

-WorkFirst TANF Tuition Assistance
-Work-study
-VA Educational benefits

Tuition waivers:
-General tuition waivers are offered for children of deceased or disabled law officers and firefighters; athletes; and veterans.
-Non-resident differentials are waived for: congressional dependents; refugees; distance learners; state employees; veterans of Korean Conflict; and National Guard


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

The Bellevue College Foundation offers a number of scholarships designed for students with significant financial need. For the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation awarded 92 scholarships totaling nearly $140,000. In addition to scholarships awarded directly by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, the BC Foundation funds department-specific scholarships. Coupled together, the BC Foundation funded approximately $200,000 in financial assistance to BC students in the 2011-2012 school year.


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

This year's Latino Parent Night was the College's first attempt to engage parents & community.


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:
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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:
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