Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 4.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Planning, Sustainability & Transportation
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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:
Financial Aid: Provides access to higher education for a diverse student population regardless of financial circumstances. Based on a student-centered philosophy, the staff strives to guide and assist students in fulfilling their academic aspirations through quality outreach and the effective and efficient delivery of aid. Includes grants, loans, scholarships, and Federal Work Study.

A brief description of any programs to equip the institution’s faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
The charge of the Affordable Learning Initiative Steering Committee is to provide the infrastructure for faculty to assist students in locating affordable, accessible, and quality alternatives to reduce the cost of textbooks and other educational materials while improving the quality of the teaching and learning process.

A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) emerged from the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s as a response to the call for access and equity in higher education. As a result of this hard fought, student-led campaign, there is an EOP at every California State University campus today to provide support services for its students. At Cal Poly Pomona, EOP continues to operate today as the University's first and most comprehensive post secondary access and equity program. Established in 1969, the program serves low-income California residents who demonstrate the motivation and potential to succeed in college. ACCESS- Although 95 percent of EOP students entering Cal Poly Pomona meet the University's regular admission requirements, the program offers access to a limited number of first-time freshmen who do not qualify for regular admission. EQUITY- EOP promotes equity ("leveling the playing field") by providing participants with a broad range of support services throughout their undergraduate enrollment, as long as they maintain full-time status, make satisfactory academic progress, and fulfill program requirements

A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:
Cal Poly Pomona General Scholarships are generally awarded to entering and/or continuing students on the basis of academic merit, leadership, talent and community service. Financial need is a criterion for some but not all scholarships. All academic majors are considered. General scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.0 and full-time enrollment.

A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
The Upward Bound program at Cal Poly Pomona is designed to assist low income and potential first-generation college students to become 1. more knowledgeable of the educational, social and cultural opportunities available at post-secondary institutions 2. acquaint participants with the range of career opportunities available to them 3. assist students in developing and implementing effective study skills 4. assist students in successfully gaining admittance and being retained at postsecondary institutions. All services and activities are offered and provided at no cost to participants or their families.

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 priority for enrollment into the Cal Poly Pomona Children’s Center is: -First priority is given to children of students who attend Cal Poly Pomona. -Second priority is given to children of staff and faculty of Cal Poly Pomona. -Third priority is given to children of local community members. -Among each of these priorities families are prioritized based on the following; children at risk of abuse or neglect, foster children, family size and income-lowest income first, full cost last.

A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
Other support programs include the Bronco Scholarships, Honors Fellowship Campus Clubs & Organization Scholarship, Study Abroad Scholarships, and Scholarships that do not require US citizenship. https://www.cpp.edu/~financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/index.shtml

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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