|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 16, 2017|
California Polytechnic State University
PA-7: Affordability and Access
|2.33 / 4.00||
Office of Unity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:
The Education Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admissions and academic support service programs for low-income, historically disadvantaged students. Student Support Services is a federally-funded program that enhances academic success and increases retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation, and/or physically disabled college students by providing academic advising services and assistance. There are also various financial aid programs offered at Cal Poly that are funded and regulated through federal, state, and local agencies and through the university itself.
A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The Education Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve student academic support of first-generation, low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.
A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
The Education Opportunity Program (EOP) provides admissions and academic support service programs for low-income, historically disadvantaged students.
A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Cal Poly Student Affairs offers grants for students in need of support for housing, meals, books, clothing, personal care, and emergencies. The California Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship supports students from a low income farm and ranch families.
A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
The “Cal Poly Partner’s Program” is a recruitment and access feeder program designed to increase the number of first generation students admitted to the university. The schools participating in the program are part of the College Preparation Partnership Program introduced by Senator Hayden (SB 1697) in 1990. Cal Poly also coordinates in-service trainings with local community college counseling staff on the admission transfer processes to Cal Poly. Eight community colleges and approximately 80 counselors participate every year. Upward Bound (UB) provides fundamental support to local low-income, first-generation college bound high school students throughout the county and the state. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
A brief description of the institution’s on-site child care facility, partnership with a local facility, and/or subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of students:
The on-site Children's Center mission is to provide quality early care and education services to Cal Poly students, faculty and staff. The Children's Center is partially funded by student fees, which are paid by Cal Poly students. Therefore, tuition paying student parents have first priority for enrollment.
A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
The Cal Poly Veterans Success Center provides multi-faceted assistance to prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents. Most notably, the center assists students in accessing their GI benefits, completing the admission application process, and registering for courses. The center also helps students’ access campus resources, get involved in leadership activities, and transition into the civilian work world.
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
On average, the percentage of need that was met for students who were awarded any need-based aid (e.g. as reported to the U.S. Common Data Set initiative, item H2) (0-100):
The percentage of students graduating with no interest-bearing student loan debt or for whom no out-of-pocket tuition is required (i.e. the percentage of graduates who have not taken out interest-bearing loans) (0-100):
Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students (0-100):
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.