Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.62
Liaison Teshome Molalenge
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bridgewater College
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Post
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Presidents Office
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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:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:
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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:
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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:

Bridgewater College does not have a specific program to help low-income students. However, it provides financial aid to those students based on need and based on merit.


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:

The strategic plan for Bridgewater College, BC 2020, Section 3. states the importance of "Affordability and Access" to the College. Socioeconomic diversity on campus enhances learning and is consistent with the College’s ethic of social responsibility. Therefore, the College will strive to keep the cost of The Bridgewater Experience affordable. To those ends:
a. Degree completion in four years or less,
b. Community college transfers,
c. Commitment to socioeconomic, geographic, racial and ethnic diversity,
d. Student debt.

In addition:
Bridgewater College has a program called "Helping Hands" in which it assists returning students who cannot continue their education due to family financial challenges.


The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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The information on the strategic plan and "Helping Hands" was added by Teshome Molalenge.

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