Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.05
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Bryant University
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Linda Lulli
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
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:

We participate in Rhode Island’s Upward Bound Program. The goal of Upward Bound is to provide certain categories of high school students better opportunities for attending college. The categories of greatest concern are those with low income, those with parents who did not attend college, and those living in rural areas. The program works through individual grants, each of which covers a restricted geographic area and provide services to approximately 50 to 100 students annually. Bryant also partners with the National Hispanic Institute and Venture Scholars.


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

The Office of Admission also oversees the “Book Fund.” Students who demonstrate financial need may apply for a voucher from the book fund. This program provides course textbooks for students through purchase at the bookstore, “renting” books, as well as loaned from the admission library as collected over the years. http://admission.bryant.edu/FinancialAid/TypesofAid.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:
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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:

William E. Trueheart Scholarship
This award is granted to a limited number of incoming freshmen who will make significant contributions to the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity on the Bryant campus. Award recipients demonstrate impressive personal and academic achievements along with exceptional extracurricular involvement and demonstrated potential for leadership. This scholarship Honors William E. Trueheart, the first African-American President of Bryant University.


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

Bryant has targeted the Cristo Rey network of schools across the country to attract students to Bryant. We have also recruited in low-income areas in Florida; Detroit; New York City; pockets of New Jersey; pocket of California; Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven CT, Metro Boston and Metro Providence. We have also worked with counselors and students in organizations such as Upward Bound in Rhode Island and the Center for Student Opportunity which is a national organization. Bryant University is also represented at a number of National Hispanic College Fairs around the country.


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

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