Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Bakersfield
PA-7: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 4.00 Jennifer Sanchez
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Does the institution have policies and programs to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of any policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students:

CSU Bakersfield provides financial aid services to all students, including assistance on filling out the FAFSA and applying for scholarships. CSU Bakersfield programs that support low-income students include:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as the primary vehicle for the CSU in increasing the access, academic excellence, and retention of California's historically underserved students (low-income, first generation college students), thus working in the spirit and abiding by the legislative intent that originally established the program in 1969 and maintaining the innovation inherent in the program.

Summer Bridge
Summer Bridge is an intensive four-week residential program of comprehensive skill-building and orientation for approximately 150 students who are new to California State University, Bakersfield. The program is for students accepted to CSUB for the fall of 1998 who demonstrate the need to improve their skills in English and mathematics.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP’s mission is to help students succeed. CAMP staff possess professional experience in the field of education and are well versed on the academic needs of the identified migrant student. The key is to provide a safety net for migrant students to ensure their success at CSU Bakersfield. The program is focused on addressing the educational and social transition issues of first generation migrant college students. CAMP provides student support services in the areas of:

Participation in the summer program
Individual academic advising
Scholarship and internship workshops
Obtaining financial assistance
Gaining skills in leadership development
Utilizing campus student support services

Education Talent Search
The CSUB Educational Talent Search (ETS) program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to students and encourages them to graduate from high school and pursue a college education. This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.


A brief description of any 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 guide and prepare students and families from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

Programs that help students and families from low-income backgrounds are:

EOP
Summer Bridge
Education Talent Search
College Assistance Migrant Program


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

CSU Bakersfield offers student scholarships to low-income students through the Academic Works portal: https://csub.academicworks.com/


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:

CSU Bakersfield's programs to recruit students from low-income backgrounds include:
EOP
CAMP
Education Talent Search
Summer Bridge


A brief description of the institution’s other policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:
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Does the institution have policies and programs to support non-traditional students?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s scholarships provided specifically for part-time students:
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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:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs to support non-traditional students:
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Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (tracking accessibility and affordability)? (If data is not available, select 'No'):
No

The percentage of entering students that are low-income (0-100):
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The graduation/success rate for low-income students (0-100):
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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):
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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):
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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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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